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Glucose to hexanes

Posted by naturalproductman on January 23, 2013

Michael Gagne and co-workers at UNC used an iridium catalyst to reduce glucose to hexanes.

glucose

JACS paper

Posted in Environmental, Green chemistry, Iridium, Methodology, Transition Metal | Leave a Comment »

1,4-conjugate addition in water

Posted by naturalproductman on November 28, 2012

Bruce Lipshutz and co-workers have reported in JACS on a organocuprate Michael addition in WATER.

Cu

JACS paper

Posted in Cascade Reactions, Copper, Environmental, Methodology, Transition Metal, Zinc | Leave a Comment »

Cyclic carbonate to diols and methanol

Posted by naturalproductman on November 16, 2012

Kuiling Ding and co-workers from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry have reported in ACIE on the ruthenium catalyzed cyclic carbonate transformation to diols and methanol. Cyclic carbonates are a product of CO2 and epoxides the first product of the Shell omega process.

CO2

ACIE paper

Posted in Cascade Reactions, Environmental, Methodology, Ruthenium, Transition Metal | Leave a Comment »

New fuels approach

Posted by naturalproductman on November 9, 2012

Dean Toste and co-workers published in Nature on a way to use bacteria to break down sugars then extracting the broken down products and reacting them together with a palladium catalyst to form a fuel source.

 

Nature paper

Posted in Chemical Biology, Environmental, Methodology | Leave a Comment »

Oil Sponge

Posted by naturalproductman on July 29, 2010

George John and co-workers at CUNY are designing small molecules that will sequester oil from water.

oil spill

ACIEE paper

Posted in Environmental, Methodology | Leave a Comment »

 
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