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2:44 AM
Q: Reimer–Tiemann-like reaction of catechol with diiodomethane

Gaurang TandonI have studied the Reimer–Tiemann reaction of phenol with chloroform in presence of aqueous strong alkali. It takes place with intermediate dichlorocarbene. I have also studied the Reimer–Tiemann "carboxylation" reaction, which requires carbon tetrachloride, and proceeds with intermediate carboc...

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9:12 AM
Q: Is it correct to talk about an empty orbital?

Tan Yong BoonProfessor A. J. Kirby mentions: The properties of an orbital are those of an electron contained in it. It is normal practice, illogical though it may sound, to talk of 'vacant orbitals'.The properties of vacant orbitals are those calculated for electrons occupying them. Since an orbital is...

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2:06 PM
@Martin-マーチン I definitely feel bad that I earned the bounty because I was the only one who had time to submit an answer... :(
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5:16 PM
Can one use the term "Protein assay" in the noun sense, i.e. "Content of protein in the drug product"? Or is it only to be used in the gerund sense, i.e. "The process of measuring the protein content of the drug product"?
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7:37 PM
Well, assay is both a noun and a verb, so I would think it's both
wait, I misread your question
I think you'd need to talk about the results of the assay
The assay is the test, not its results
8:17 PM
@Zhe To be fair, making both rings is tough - I'm not sure I know how to do it.
I might give it a shot over the weekend, though. This week in particular has been horrible, I need to give a presentation tomorrow...
The bounty is more to draw attention to the question... less to reward answers, IMO. So don't feel bad!
8:33 PM
@orthocresol I basically looked up how to make a thiophene, and I only saw one viable option, so I went with that

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