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Title : Ti-Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer Reactions: Harnessing the TiII/TiIV Redox Couple for New Organic Methods



"Breaking down bacterial cell walls to understand inflammation"


The Department of Chemistry is deeply saddened to share the passing of our longtime NMR Director...

Arrakis Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company based in Massachusetts, announced earlier this...

Abraham Nitzan, the Donner Professor of Physical Sciences, has been awarded the 2017-18 Joseph O...

Chemistry Professor Jeffrey Winkler has been named as an Affiliate Member of the Wistar...

Research Highlight

A new paper in the journal Journal of the American Chemical Society authored by Chemistry Associate Professor James Peteresson and his research group details new techniques that could lead to longer-lasting drugs. The effort is a collaboration with colleagues in the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn. Their project explores the use of peptides to help to control a number of biological processes. The paper was highlighted recently in Nature.



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