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SyntheticPages is a freely available interactive database of synthetic chemistry. We publish practical and reliable organic, organometallic and inorganic chemical synthesis, reactions and procedures deposited by synthetic chemists. Synthetic methods on the site are updated continuously by chemists working in academic and industrial research laboratories.

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Dr Richard Williams (rcnet chemicals) for his page on synthetic cannabinoids and the reduction of nitro-groups.

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