News tagged with benzene

Teamwork against benzene

The carcinogenic harmful substance benzene can seriously impact the soil and ground water following chemical accidents or at old industrial sites. Nevertheless, bacteria exist which can degrade this compound even in the absence ...

dateJul 26, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Size matters - even for molecules

Two electrons that are emitted from a large molecule by a single photon may originate from far apart within that molecule. In a recent study on hydrocarbon molecules consisting of one to five fused benzene rings (each ring ...

dateApr 11, 2012 in General Physics
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Boron-based compounds trick a biomedical protein

( -- Chemists and biologists have successfully demonstrated that specially synthesized boron compounds are readily accepted in biologically active enzymes, a move that, they say, is a proof of concept that could ...

dateSep 07, 2009 in Biochemistry
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