The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) has retracted three articles that had earned expressions of concern by chemistry researchers who were under investigation at the University of Texas, Austin.
The newly retracted articles have each been cited more than 50 times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.
The three papers are:
- Mechanically Facilitated Retro [4 + 2] Cycloadditions
- Mechanical Reconfiguration of Stereoisomers
- Mechanical Activation of Catalysts for C−C Bond Forming and Anionic Polymerization Reactions from a Single Macromolecular Reagent
Based on an investigation conducted by The Office of Research Integrity at The University of Texas at Austin, it was determined that the data and scientific conclusions of this article are unreliable as a result of scientific misconduct by one of the co-authors affiliated with the University at the time of its publication. The authors retract this article accordingly.
This makes five retractions, including one from Science, and four remaining expressions of concern for the group.
Hat tip: Kenrod Melrocity
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