Following is Science Watch's report, written for the newsletter by John Emsley, who is a science writer in residence at the department of chemistry, Imperial College, London. The article is reprinted here with permission of Science Watch and ISI.

 Rank 1988 Total Citations 

 1 E.N. Jacobsen, I. Marko, W.S. Mungall, G. 154 Schroder, K.B. Sharpless, "Asymmetric dihydroxylation via ligand-accelerated catalysis," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 110:1968-70, 1988. 

2 Y.-F. Wang, J.J. Lalonde. M. Momongan, D.E. 131 Bergbreiter, C.-H. Wong, "Lipase-catalyzed irreversible transesterifications using enol esters as acylating reagents: Preparative enantio- and regioselective syntheses of alcohols, glycerol derivatives, sugars, and Organometallics," J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 110:7200-5, 1988.

3 D.A. Evans, K.T. Chapman, J. Bisaha, 113 "Asymmetric 113 Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions with chiral a, b-unsaturated N- acyloxazolidinones," J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 110:1238-56, 1988.
1 E.J. Corey, R. Imwinkelried, S. Pikul, Y.B. 118 Xiang, "Practical 118 enantioselective Diels-Alder and aldol...

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