The old ones are always the best

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Mar 27, 2019
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A couple of papers about some N-containing annulenes have been retracted and/or corrected after it was pointed out to the authors that the reaction they claimed made these exotic rings was actually 103 years old, and that they were much more likely to have made a pyridinium salt. There is a news story about it here

Does anyone know of this kind of any famous examples of a literature-search oversight leading to an erroneous claim like this?


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