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Saffron

Saffron Saffron () is a spice derived from the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), a species of crocus in the family Iridaceae . The flower has three stigma s, which are the distal ends of the plant's carpel s. Together with its style, the stalk connecting the stigmas to the rest of more

Elias Ashmole

Elias Ashmole , c. 1681, below. Elias Ashmole (23 May 1617 – 18 May 1692 ), the celebrated English antiquary , was a politician , officer of arms , student of astrology and alchemy , and an early speculative Freemason . He supported the royalist side during the English Civil War , and at the more

Enzyme

Enzyme of the enzyme TIM , surrounded by the space-filling model of the protein. TIM is an extremely efficient enzyme involved in the process that converts sugar s to energy in the body. Enzymes are protein s that catalyze (i.e. accelerate ) chemical reaction s. In enzymatic reactions, the molec more

Raney nickel

Raney nickel Raney nickel () is a solid catalyst composed of fine grains of a nickel -aluminium alloy , used in many industrial processes. It was developed in 1926 by American engineer Murray Raney Raney, Murray (1927). "Method of producing Finely Divided Nickel ". US Patent 1628190, issued 19 more

Antioxidant

Antioxidant glutathione . The yellow sphere is the redox-active sulfur atom that provides antioxidant activity, while the red, blue, white, and dark grey spheres represent oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and carbon atoms, respectively. An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing th more

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