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Phosphine Ligands Made Cheaper, Better

Enantiomers are pairs of compounds that have the same chemical formula but different spatial structures (like your left and right hand, they are non-superimposable mirror images of each other). This i...
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Jennifer Schomaker, Robert Grigg, Ryan Van Hoveln | P130268US02

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Treating Pulmonary Disorders with Artificial Lung Surfactant

Lung surfactant (LS) is a lipid-protein mixture that coats the internal surface of the lungs. It reduces the work of breathing by helping to keep air sacs open and stable. Deficient or dysfunctional L...
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Samuel Gellman, Shannon Stahl, Brendan Mowery, Annelise Barron, Michelle Dohm | P100038US02

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Improved Photocatalyst for Reducing Small Molecules

The reduction of small molecules such as nitrogen and carbon dioxide is extremely difficult because one-electron reduction processes often involve high-energy intermediates. Nitrogen reduction usually...
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Robert Hamers, Di Zhu, Nigel Becknell | P120070US01

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One-Step Synthesis of Diazaphosphacycles

Phosphines have many commercial and industrial uses as attachments to rare earth metal catalysts, including specialized uses in asymmetric hydrogenation and other catalytic transformations. However, c...
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Clark Landis, Wiechang Jin, Jonathan Owen, Thomas Clark | P01419US

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Chemical Synthesis of Reagents for Peptide Coupling

The Staudinger ligation method for synthesizing peptides requires phosphinothiol reagents that are not commercially available. The current method for making phosphinothiols is complicated (involving f...
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Ronald Raines, Laura Kiessling, Bradley Nilsson, Matthew Soellner, Yi He, Ronald Hinklin | P02304US

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Producing Methyl Vinyl Ketone from Levulinic Acid

Levulinic acid is a biomass-derived compound that can be obtained inexpensively in high yields from a variety of waste cellulose-containing materials. It has been identified as a top biomass-derived c...
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James Dumesic, Ryan West | P09350US01

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