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UC-Riverside Chemists Transform Acids Into Bases
July 28, 2011
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.
University of California, Riverside
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