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    Opinion

    Synthesising the midnight oil

    2014-11-28T00:00:00Z

    A chemical plant on a night shift is just as lively as through the day, says Chemjobber, but for different reasons

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    Opinion

    Lycopodium alkaloids

    2014-10-29T00:00:00Z

    Not all natural products are created equal. BRSM looks at a flexible route to some perennial favourites

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    Opinion

    Twisting activity from amides

    2014-10-01T00:00:00Z

    When amides get out of shape, a whole new world of asymmetric aldol reactions opens up, says Karl Collins

  • hydrogen molecules line up to enter a Parr shaker
    Opinion

    Trekking across chemical frontiers

    2014-08-28T00:00:00Z

    You can’t shake a 1000 gallon reactor, says Chemjobber, so plant-scale hydrogenation is a challenge of phase boundaries

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    Opinion

    Psylloborine A

    2014-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Late stage dimerisation is a tantalisingly elegant but risky strategy for total synthesis, says BRSM

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    Opinion

    Show the way but leave no trace

    2014-07-03T00:00:00Z

    Karl Collins examines a stealthy strategy for directed C–H activation

  • 0614CW_Orgmatter_300m
    Opinion

    How good do you want it?

    2014-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Quality analysis is a very different ball game to a simple reaction check, says Chemjobber

  • Mandelalide structure
    Opinion

    Mandelalide A

    2014-05-08T00:00:00Z

    New reactions need to belong in a synthesis, says BRSM, not be forced in for show

  • amide reduction pathways
    Opinion

    Reduced to clear

    2014-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Karl Collins contemplates reducing amides to alcohols instead of amines

  • Inspecting reactor contents by torchlight
    Opinion

    Ringing the changes

    2014-02-27T00:00:00Z

    A chemical manufacturing plant is a whole new world compared to the lab, as Chemjobber explains

  • Indoxamycins A, C and F
    Opinion

    Indoxamycins A, C and F

    2014-01-29T00:00:00Z

    BRSM gets to the core of a divergent synthesis of this natural product family

  • Catalyst structure
    Opinion

    Oxidation station

    2014-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Pushing the boundaries of C-H activation with Karl Collins

  • Ciguatoxin CTX1B
    Opinion

    Gone to completion

    2013-11-26T00:00:00Z

    After a 66-step journey, Paul Docherty ponders the future of total synthesis in his final column

  • Marcfortines B (left) and C (right)
    Opinion

    Marcfortines B & C

    2013-11-05T00:00:00Z

    Paul Docherty ponders a tasty cheeseboard as a source of synthetic inspiration

  • 1013CW-TOT-SYN-Main_300
    Opinion

    Scholarisine A

    2013-09-26T00:00:00Z

    Paul Docherty marvels at a parade of intricate radical reactions

  • Steviol
    Opinion

    Steviol

    2013-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Sculpting a molecule from a larger whole is an unusual but effective strategy, says Paul Docherty

  • Opinion

    Melotenine A

    2013-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Paul Docherty extols the virtues of chiral heteroatoms

  • Opinion

    Bolivianine

    2013-06-27T00:00:00Z

    A complex terpene gives Paul Docherty a headache

  • Opinion

    Pactamycin

    2013-05-29T00:00:00Z

    Labelling a molecule 'inaccessible to synthesis' is a red rag to a bull, says Paul Docherty

  • Opinion

    Kingianin A

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Paul Docherty faces his fears of frontier molecular orbital theory