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Mar 17

Most Popular Chemistry Article for February 2012


I forget that ChemFeeds allows me a very unique window into the popularity of various chemistry articles across chemistry publishers (e.g., ACS, RSC, Nature). For February, the most popular article was an editorial penned by Roald Hoffmann critiquing the chemistry community’s response to the 2011 chemistry Nobel prize. What, Another Nobel Prize in Chemistry to …

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Apr 26

Molecular Strain: Make me, I dare you

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stressed molecules

Roald Hoffmann and Henning Hopf have a great new paper out in Angewandte titled Learning from Molecules in Distress. The paper is a romp through the field of “unhappy” hydrocarbon chemistry. It starts with a rationalization of the field of highly strained molecules, but quickly goes to the psychology of sadomasochism and vexing contemporary philosophical …

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