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November 3, 2014

Polymerization Minus The Metal

Chemists replace metal in atom-transfer radical polymerization with organic catalyst and light

November 3, 2014

Chemical Ligation Builds Synthetic Lipid Membranes

Technique works in water at neutral pH and is compatible with other biomolecules

November 3, 2014

Enzymes And Metals Enable Regiodivergent Organic Reactions

Judicious choice of engineered enzymes or transition-metal catalysts enables researchers to prepare different products from the same reaction

October 29, 2014

Frustrated Lewis Pairs Turn Carbonyls Into Alcohols

Reaction system enables the first metal-free catalytic hydrogenations of ketones and aldehydes

October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Flavor

Popular lattes and treats contain no pumpkin, but boast plenty of food chemistry

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