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Harnessing the power of <i>f</i>-block elements in radiopharmaceuticals

Nature Reviews Chemistry, Published online: 22 April 2024; doi:10.1038/s41570-024-00601-6Radiopharmaceuticals are becoming an essential tool in the fight against cancer, and the field has been diversified with the investigation of f-block elements over the past decade. Here we discuss the highlights in 2023 research leading the charge in utilizing f-block...

Mon Apr 22, 2024 22:26
Seeking a quantum advantage with trapped-ion quantum simulations of condensed-phase chemical dynamics

Nature Reviews Chemistry, Published online: 19 April 2024; doi:10.1038/s41570-024-00595-1Analog-quantum simulations derived from tracking the evolution of trapped-ion systems hold the potential to simulate molecular quantum dynamics that are beyond the reach of classical-digital strategies. This Review explores the prospects for developing this quantum...

Fri Apr 19, 2024 22:30
Tackling assay interference associated with small molecules

Nature Reviews Chemistry, Published online: 15 April 2024; doi:10.1038/s41570-024-00593-3Biological assays are essential to pharmaceutical, agrochemical and cosmetics research. However, false readouts pose substantial challenges in screening small molecules. This Review explores the current methods for tackling assay interference, focusing on computational...

Mon Apr 15, 2024 18:23
Automation of air-free synthesis

Nature Reviews Chemistry, Published online: 11 April 2024; doi:10.1038/s41570-024-00599-xCutting-edge chemistry is often performed in non-atmospheric conditions. Continued development of the Chemputer platform now enables the utilization of sensitive compounds in automated synthetic protocols.

Thu Apr 11, 2024 22:38
The quest for safer nuclear fuels

Nature Reviews Chemistry, Published online: 10 April 2024; doi:10.1038/s41570-024-00596-0As researchers explore innovative ways to make nuclear fuels more accident-tolerant, this report investigates the use of manganese ions as dopants for uranium oxide (UO2) fuels.

Wed Apr 10, 2024 21:13
Tailor-made glycans

Nature Reviews Chemistry, Published online: 04 April 2024; doi:10.1038/s41570-024-00598-yA highly chemoselective method for the insertion of carbohydrates into existing oligosaccharides has been developed. The reaction sequence involves a selective Lewis-acid catalysed cleavage of one glycosidic bond followed by sequential construction of two new glycosidic...

Thu Apr 4, 2024 19:38

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