Ambient-Temperature Isolation of a Compound with a Boron-Boron Triple Bond

Title:  Ambient-Temperature Isolation of a Compound with a Boron-Boron Triple Bond DOI:  10.1126/science.1221138 Author:  Holger Braunschweig, Rian D. Dewhurst, Kai Hammond, Jan Mies, Krzysztof Radacki, Alfredo Vargas Journal:  Science Affiliation:  Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany Take-home Importance According to the Authors:  Homoatomic triple bonds between main-group elements have been restricted to alkynes,... Continue Reading →

Safety in Academic Labs

The Sheri Sangji case at UCLA is a horrible tragedy and confronts an uncomfortable topic for many chemists - safety in academic labs.  Often with professors pushing students to complete work as fast as possible proper safety precautions are not taken, people are not trained well, and tragedies can occur.  ChemBark made a post this... Continue Reading →

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