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UC-Riverside Chemists Transform Acids Into Bases


July 28, 2011

Guy Bertrand University of California, Riverside, chemists have accomplished in the lab what until now was considered impossible: Transform a family of compounds that are acids into bases. Their research shows it is possible to replace phosphorus ligands in catalysts with boron ligands. While phosphorus is toxic, boron is not. The research makes possible a vast array of chemical reactions--such as those used in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Full Story

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