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The Strecker Synthesis of Amino Acids

The Strecker Synthesis of Amino Acids

November 12, 2018

What’s not to love about the cyanide ion? OK, OK, it’s a deadly poison, and should be treated extremely carefully in the lab. But besides that, it’s an excellent nucleophile that can react with a wi…

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Amides: Properties, Synthesis, and Nomenclature

Amides: Properties, Synthesis, and Nomenclature

February 28, 2018

In this post, we’ll try to provide a broad overview of amides.  We’ll provide a brief overview of amide nomenclature, two important properties of amides that differ greatly from amines, and go over three …

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