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9 Solar Lanterns for Giving Off Light When You're Nowhere Near an Outlet

Why spend money on batteries or electricity when you can steal light from the sun?

North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site

It remains unclear if the magnitude 3.4 tremor was caused by an explosion or a natural event.

18 Reasons Blue Ridge Parkway is the Most Spectacular Place to Experience Autumn

There is no better place in the country to take in the fall foliage.

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, with a range of 2,000km, was shown on state TV.

Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

Republicans who refuse to back repeal legislation lack "guts", the US president says.

Uber petition over London licence loss reaches 500,000

An online petition was launched after it was announced Uber would lose its London licence.

Computational Characterization of the Mechanism for the Light-Driven Catalytic Trichloromethylation Of Acylpyridines

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7OB01826F, PaperVictor M Fernandez-Alvarez, Feliu MaserasThe computational characterization of the mechanism for complex reactions involving the photoactivation of transition metal compounds remains a challenge for theoretical chemistry. In this work we show how the application...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry

On the Regiochemical Differences between Pd-Catalyzed Heterocyclization-Allylation and -Arylation Reactions of Alkynylbenzamides: Preparation of 4-Allyl-isochromen-1-imines and Computational Study

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7OB02117H, PaperRosana Alvarez, Unai Vilar, Youssef Madich, Jose M. AurrecoecheaThe Pd(0)-catalyzed cyclization-allylation reactions of 2-alkynylbenzamides proceed with high regioselectivity to afford the 6-endo-cyclization-derived products 4-allyl-isochromen-1-imines.

A Convenient Synthesis of 1-Aryl-1H-1,2,3-triazoles from Aliphatic Substrates

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7OB02035J, PaperQiang Wang, Xiaonan Shi, Xinying Zhang, Xuesen FanA convenient synthesis of 1-aryl-1H-1,2,3-triazoles through the one pot cascade reactions of alkynes with aliphatic azides and allenic ketones is presented. Mechanically, the formation of the title compounds involves a...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry

ESIPT-Induced Fluorescent o-Hydroxycinnamate: Self-Monitoring Phototrigger for Prompt Image-Guided Uncaging of Alcohols

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7OB02280H, PaperAmrita Paul, Rakesh Mengji, Olive Abraham Chandy, Surajit Nandi, Manoranjan Bera, Avijit Jana, Anakuthil Anoop, Pradeep N.D. SinghThe o-hydroxycinnamate derivatives are well known phototriggers for fast and direct release of alcohols and amines without proceeding through the cleavage of carbonate or carbamate linkages.

Mechanism of Supplemental Activator and Reducing Agent Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Mediated by Inorganic Sulfites: Experimental Measurements and Kinetic Simulations

Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7PY01319A, PaperPawel Krys, Marco Fantin, Patricia Mendonca, Carlos M. R. Abreu, Tamaz Guliashvili, Jaquelino Rosa, Lino Santos, Armenio Coimbra Serra, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Jorge CoelhoThe mechanism of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) mediated by sodium dithionite (Na2S2O4), with CuIIBr2/Me6TREN as catalyst (Me6TREN: tris[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]amine)) in ethanol/water mixtures, was investigated experimentally and by kinetic simulations.

Hydrogels through Emulsion Templating: Sequential Polymerization and Double Networks

Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7PY01305A, PaperSebastijan Kovacic, Michael S. SilversteinDouble-network (DN) hydrogels combine two very different polymer networks. Here, porous hydrogels with DN structures were successfully synthesized in two sequential free-radical polymerization steps. The first network was templated within...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry

Asli Cakir Alptekin: Life ban for winner of 'dirtiest race in history'

Former Olympic champion Asli Cakir Alptekin is given a life ban by the Turkish Athletics Federation after a third doping offence.

US student trapped in Indiana cave for three days

Lukas Cavar, 19, says he had to lick the walls of the cave for moisture during his three day ordeal.

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

Traditionally Pyongyang's only ally, China is targeting the North's economy after new UN sanctions.

Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber lose in Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo

Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber suffer Pan Pacific Open semi-finals defeats by Caroline Wozniacki and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Mexico quake: 'If you die saving someone it's ok'

The BBC followed a recovery effort in Mexico City, after Tuesday's deadly 7.1-magnitude earthquake.

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues - Macron

The French president says Theresa May needs to sort out three key issues before talks turn to trade.

Comparative suppressing effects of black and green teas on advanced glycation end products (AGEs) formation and AGEs-induced oxidative stress

Food Funct., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7FO01038A, PaperPiteesha Ramlagan, Philippe Rondeau, Cynthia Planesse, Vidushi S. Neergheen-Bhujun, Emmanuel BOURDON, Theeshan BahorunThis study aimed at investigating and comparing the anti-diabetic potential of black and green teas.

Evaluating Particle-Suspension Reactor Designs for Z-Scheme Solar Water Splitting via Transport and Kinetic Modeling

Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE01360D, PaperRohini Bala Chandran, Sasuke Breen, Yuanxun Shao, Shane Ardo, Adam Z WeberSunlight-driven water splitting to produce hydrogen and oxygen provides a pathway to store available solar energy in the form of stable, energy-dense chemical bonds. Here we investigate a tandem particle-suspension...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry

Figure of Merit ZT of a Thermoelectric Device from Materials Properties

Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE02007D, OpinionG. Jeffrey Snyder, Alemayouh H SnyderWhile the thermoelectric materials figure of merit zT is a well defined metric to evaluate thermoelectric materials, it can be a poor metric for maximum thermoelectric device efficency because of...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry

NFL: Donald Trump says players protesting during US national anthem should be fired

US president Donald Trump says NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be fired.

Who are the world's richest women?

We look at who has taken the top global spot and which British women are the wealthiest.

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued

About 10,000 people are evacuated amid fears an eruption on the Indonesian island could be imminent.

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