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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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Foiling bugs that foil drugs

Every week, faculty members in the department of chemistry meet over lunch to discuss current literature in the field. The conversation at one of these meetings led Marcos Pires to what he calls a "crazy ...

dateAug 12, 2014 in Biochemistry
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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 ...

dateJul 15, 2014 in Materials Science
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