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03 July 2010 - Chemical misadventures
In a previous episode Kennedy & Mulvey successfully isolated the sedated anion of THF as a zincate that was stabilized b ....
07 July 2010 - Flat carbon flat nitrogen
We are quite used to a trigonal pyramidal molecular geometry for trivalent nitrogen and a tetrahedral one for tetravalan ....
09 July 2010 - R&D in the Netherlands
The future of the MSD branch in the Dutch city of Oss ( ex. Schering-Plough ex. Organon International, ex. AkzoNobel ) l ....
12 July 2010 - FLP chemistry Part 6
Alcarazo et al. describe a new Frustrated Lewis Pair (see FLP part V) with new Lewis acid hexaphenylcarbodiphosphorane ( ....
15 July 2010 - Catalysis
A year ago Buchwald & Bolm investigated some alleged iron-catalysed coupling reactions and found that copper present in ....
18 July 2010 - Datamining
No website nowadays is complete without a word cloud. Numerous sites offer to create for you a word cloud pic but then i ....
22 July 2010 - Organosilicon chemistry
If you are into the Patchouli fragrance you might be interested in the the new silicon-based compound tricyclopropyl(1- ....
23 July 2010 - Petrochemistry
The black goo on the left in the picture is crude Alberta oil sand, an ugly mixture of sand, clay, bitumen and water. Pr ....