NChem Research Highlights: total synthesis, multimetallic complexes, and photoresponsive elastomers


It’s time for another batch of research highlights.

First up, fresh back from his trip to Korea, Steve writes about a counterintuitive approach to creating stereocentres: by destroying them first!

Second, the story of greedy metal complexes. Neil tackles the synthesis of a series of heteromultimetallic complexes that contain up to 7 (that’s SEVEN!!) different metal atoms.

Lastly, I get to grips with a motor driven by a light-sensitive elastomeric belt.

Finally, news that wine-lovers across the world can be happy about (I’m off to Napa, California, in a couple of weeks so I’m happy). Eating meat is healthier with a glass of wine than without (maybe it’s not that simple but that’s how I’m going to understand it!). The original paper can be found here.

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Gavin Armstrong (Associate Editor, Nature Chemistry)