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Chemical biologists find new halogenation enzyme

Molecules containing carbon-halogen bonds are produced naturally across all kingdoms of life and constitute a large family of natural products with a broad range of biological activities. The presence of halogen substituents ...

dateSep 15, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Breaking benzene

Aromatic compounds are found widely in natural resources such as petroleum and biomass, and breaking the carbon-carbon bonds in these compounds plays an important role in the production of fuels and valuable chemicals from ...

dateAug 27, 2014 in Materials Science
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Water molecules favor negative charges

( —In the presence of charged substances, H2O molecules favor associating with elements with a negative electrical charge rather than a positive electric charge. EPFL researchers have published a study on the subject ...

dateJul 16, 2014 in Materials Science
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Directly visualizing hydrogen bonds

Using a newly developed, ultrafast femtosecond infrared light source, chemists at the University of Chicago have been able to directly visualize the coordinated vibrations between hydrogen-bonded molecules—the first time ...

dateJul 15, 2014 in Materials Science
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