Scientists invent method to create olefins

Olefins are one of those molecule types that most people don't recognize, but which appear everywhere: in bottles, in medicines, in wetsuits and in tires. Now, University of Chicago chemists have discovered an efficient method ...

New tools for creating mirrored forms of molecules

One of the biggest challenges facing synthetic chemists is how to make molecules of only a particular "handedness." Molecules can come in two shapes that mirror each other, just like our left and right hands. This characteristic, ...

Bringing artificial enzymes closer to nature

Scientists at the University of Basel, ETH Zurich, and NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering have developed an artificial metalloenzyme that catalyses a reaction inside of cells without equivalent in nature. This could be a ...

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