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Reaction Friday – Reduction of Alkynes to Alkenes with Na/NH3

Reaction Friday – Reduction of Alkynes to Alkenes with Na/NH3

April 6, 2012

My apologies for the interruption. I seem to have wrested control of my blog back from the cats for now, but I’m not sure how long this will last. Clever little bugger. One thing I can say though – the cat…

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Reagent Friday: Palladium on Carbon (Pd/C)

Reagent Friday: Palladium on Carbon (Pd/C)

November 25, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  It’s almost been 100 years since Paul Saba…

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Reagent Friday: Sodium (Na)

Reagent Friday: Sodium (Na)

October 7, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  Today’s topic, sodium metal is a pretty no…

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Reagent Friday: Lindlar’s Catalyst

Reagent Friday: Lindlar’s Catalyst

August 19, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2. Version 1.2 just got released, with a host of corrections and a new page index.  One…

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Selective vs. Specific

Selective vs. Specific

July 2, 2010

Many of the transformations you will encounter have the potential to create multiple products – isomers – from a single starting material. The reactions shown in the drawing, for instance (I’ve left …

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