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  • Direct conversion of radiolabelled methyl iodide to formaldehyde offers many new opportunities for preparing 11C-containing molecules

    • Stephen Davey
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  • The intermediate σ complex presumed, but not seen, to be involved in nucleophilic aromatic substitution reactions has now been observed experimentally

    • Jane Morris
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  • Chemically synthesizing both enantiomers of an antifreeze protein enables it to be crystallized — and thus characterized — more easily

    • Neil Withers
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  • Combining peptides with silicon nanowires enables selective sensing of gas-phase molecules

    • Jane Morris
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  • Ionic liquid mixtures can be used as solvent-free electrolytes in high-performance dye-sensitized solar cells

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Altering the framework of a porous material can affect the reactivity of guest molecules without significantly changing the dimensions of the pores

    • Stephen Davey
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  • Coatings made from sandwiched nanolayers can heal the surface of a material and prevent further corrosion

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • The properties of single-molecule magnets can be modified through the careful design of encapsulating polyoxometalate ligands

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Dendritic scaffolds containing mannose derivatives have been synthesized for their potential use as inhibitors of bacterial infection

    • Ros Portman
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  • Liquid crystal elastomers that expand or contract on exposure to light can be used to drive a macroscopic motor

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Seven different metal atoms are brought together by a carbon-rich ligand to form a unique multinuclear complex

    • Neil Withers
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  • A counterintuitive approach that destroys stereochemistry twice and then re-introduces it enables a highly selective and protecting-group-free total synthesis of a scarce natural product with interesting biological properties

    • Stephen Davey
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  • Simplifying the calculations used to determine how strongly hydrocarbons bind to metal surfaces may lead to less expensive hydrogenation catalysts

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Studying the interconversion of the different crystalline forms of cocoa butter may lead to a better understanding of fat bloom in chocolate and how it may be prevented

    • Stephen Davey
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  • The metabolites of single yeast cells can be measured using an advanced mass spectrometry technique

    • Neil Withers
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  • Stereochemical information at the periphery of a dendrimer is relayed to its centre by locking the conformation of an otherwise freely rotating single bond

    • Stephen Davey
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  • The simple rules describing how electrons move through molecules do not apply to cross-conjugated molecules

    • Neil Withers
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  • The Lewis acidity of a compound can be manipulated using a light-sensitive molecular switch

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Gold nanoparticles can used to convert misfolded proteins into a structure that closely resembles their native state, leading to a restoration of their function

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • The first examples of a nickel-catalysed cross-coupling of simple aryl methyl ethers with boronic esters will further improve the utility of the Suzuki–Miyaura coupling

    • Stephen Davey
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