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Analysis and Detoxification in One Step

A smart chemoenzymatic method detects and removes hazardous phenols

13-Aug-2019

Many industrial and agriculture processes use chemicals that can be harmful for workers and the ecosystems where they accumulate. Researchers from Thailand have now developed a bioinspired method to detect and detoxify these chemicals in only one step. As they report in the journal Angewandte ...

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New enzyme paradigm for critical reaction in converting lignin to useful products

05-Jul-2018

An international research team, including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has discovered and characterized a new family of cytochrome P450 enzymes that is critical to improving the conversion of lignin--one of the main ...

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Making vanilla flavoring with less pollution

16-Mar-2017

In small amounts, vanilla flavoring enhances the taste of our baked goods, desserts and ice cream. But making it synthetically, which is the most common route to keeping the ingredient affordable these days, creates a stream of wastewater that requires treatment before it can be released into ...

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Revolutionary process to create ether from esters using metal catalysts

08-Mar-2017

A group of Waseda University researchers has developed a new process using palladium or nickel as a catalyst for removing carbon monoxide from esters to produce ethers. This innovation provides new opportunities for development of drugs to fight cancer, malaria and more. The conventional method ...

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Pine product offers fresh take on fine chemical synthesis

01-Dec-2016

The goop from pine trees that contains compounds known as terpenes is used in the manufacture of food, cosmetics and drugs, but it might become even more valuable as a chemical reagent made through a process developed by scientists at Rice University. The Rice lab of synthetic chemist László ...

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Enlisting cells' protein recycling machinery to regulate plant products

New molecular tools for controlling production of compounds important for flavors, human health, and biofuels

02-Jan-2014

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a new way to regulate the production of phenols, a class of plant products with a wide range of applications for humans. These compounds serve as an important source of flavors, fragrances, and pigments; ...

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Sticking power of plant polyphenols used in new coatings

Compounds found in red wine and green tea stick to anything, retain useful properties

26-Aug-2013

A simple kitchen sink experiment helped Northwestern University researchers discover that green tea leaves not only can be used to steep a good cup of tea, but they make an excellent antibacterial coating, too. And so can red wine, dark chocolate and cacao beans, they found. It's the powerful and ...

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Chemical reaction could streamline manufacture of pharmaceuticals and other compounds

The reaction resolves a long-standing challenge in organic chemistry

25-Jul-2013

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a new chemical reaction that has the potential to lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from agricultural chemicals to pharmaceutical drugs. The reaction resolves a long-standing challenge in organic ...

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Amberlyst-15 can act as a catalyst for the acylation of phenols and alcohols

A step forward towards recyclable and environmentally friendly catalysis: Ambelyst-15 demonstrates excellent potential for sustainability

08-Apr-2013

Owing to the huge array of applications, catalysis has long been dubbed as one of the most significant areas of process and synthetic chemistry. In fact, the vast majority of all chemical industrial products – be it in the field of pharmaceutical, agricultural or polymer chemistry – involve ...

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High-value Opportunities for Lignin

Recent technological breakthroughs in lignin extraction and conversion could change the course of the oil-based chemical industry

28-Nov-2012

Addressing markets worth more than 130 billion dollars, lignin could become the main renewable aromatic resource for the chemical industry in the future. The first opportunity could emerge as early as 2015 from the direct substitution of phenol in most of its industrial applications: phenolic ...

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