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Enigmatic lichen-derived compound synthesized

Researchers at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich report the first biomimetic chemical synthesis of portentol, a natural product found in lichens. The synthesis confirms a biosynthetic hypothesis that explains how portentol ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Materials Science
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Strong odour challenge of mercaptans

Mercaptans or thiols are a special class of organic compounds that contain sulfur functional group RSH. Various sulfur compounds are sought for the formation of new materials in photonics, optics, the pharmaceutical industry, ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Materials Science
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First 'porous liquid' invented

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have made a major breakthrough by making a porous liquid - with the potential for a massive range of new technologies including 'carbon capture'.

dateNov 11, 2015 in Materials Science
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