Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, or IOCB Prague is part of the Czech Academy of Sciences conducting basic research in a broad spectrum of the natural, technical and social sciences and the humanities. IOCB Prague itself carries out fundamental research in organic chemistry, biochemistry and related disciplines, focusing in particular on medical and environmental applications.

Flemingovo náměstí 542/2 166 10 Praha 6 Czech Republic

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How is a metal formed?

What does it mean to be a metal? How is a metal formed? These seem like textbook questions with a simple answer: Metal is characterized by free electrons that give rise to high electric conductivity. But how, exactly, is ...

NMR confirms molecular switches retain function in 2-D-array

Researchers led by Jiří Kaleta of IOCB Prague have synthesized regular 2-D assemblies of isotopically labelled molecular switches and measured the properties of their isomerization, revealing that formation of such an assembly ...

Discovery of entirely new class of RNA caps in bacteria

The group of Dr. Hana Cahová of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, in collaboration with scientists from the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, has discovered an entirely new class of dinucleoside ...