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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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  • Replacing lanthanum with samarium boosts the critical temperature of the iron pnictide family of superconductors to 43 K

    • Neil Withers
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  • Temperature changes can be used to control the release of guest molecules from a supramolecular capsule with gated pores

    • Jane Morris
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  • The untwisting of a dendron-coated helical polymer during a phase transition drives macroscale motion — enough to move 250 times its weight

    • Neil Withers
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  • A broadband microwave spectroscopy technique sheds new light on conformational isomerization reactions

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • A new directed-halogenation reaction has enabled the synthesis of a rare marine natural product and paves the way for a thorough investigation of its biological activity

    • Stephen Davey
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  • Modified magnetic beads can be used to selectively capture crystals implicated in the development of arthritic joints

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Thermal rearrangement yields the first example of a bis-silene — a compound containing two carbon–silicon double bonds

    • Neil Withers
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  • Measurement of the viscosity inside a cell with precision and high spatial resolution can be achieved by studying the fluorescence lifetime of a single molecular rotor

    • Stephen Davey
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  • A new polymorph of lithium bromide is predicted to be metastable — and is made by a systematic exploration of synthesis conditions

    • Neil Withers
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  • Catalyst-free nanostructure growth can be driven by crystal defects

    • Gavin Armstrong
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