Figure 3: Selective Amidation Reaction Using the New Iridium Catalysts (image) Institute for Basic Science Share Print E-Mail Caption A group of chiral lactams in different shapes produced from inexpensive and readily available feedstock hydrocarbons. Their diverse structures allow lactams to correspond to different pharmaceutical drugs. Credit IBS Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.