Mary Anne Fox
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Texas, Austin
Austin, Tex.

The Seventh International Conference on Organic Synthesis (July 1988) provided an excellent overview of rapidly developing methodology in the field. The lead-off lecture, published as a journal article, highlights synthetic applications of stereospecific radical reactions, the role of organic tellurides as accumulators and exchangers of carbon radicals, and the palladium-mediated conversion of organotellurides to coupled products.

D.H.R. Barton, S.D. Gero, B. Quiclet-Sire, M. Samadi, N. Ozbalik, J.C. Sarma, M. Ramesh, "New reactions for use in natural products chemistry," Pure and Applied Chemistry, 60 (11), 1549-1554, November 1988.

Composition of a new family of superconducting materials is based on planes of square pyramidal CuO5 but with wide scope for elemental substitution. This distinct structural series provides a useful means of probing charge distribution among the structural building blocks in superconductors.

R.J. Cava, B. Batlogg, J.J. Krajewski, L.W. Rupp,...

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