Chemists find way to create "the building blocks of life"
Chemists have found a way to turn alcohol into amino acids, the building blocks of life. In a study published in the journal Nature Chemistry, researchers explained the transformation, which involves selectively identifying and replacing molecular bonds with unprecedented precision. The fin ... more
A dust-up: Microbes interact with harmful chemicals in dust
The dust that settles throughout our homes and offices almost always contains bits of chemicals that can cause problems for the human endocrine system, scientists say. But a new study indicates that the microbes we track into buildings--the microscopic bacteria and other microorganisms that ... more
A new way to create molecules for drug development
Chemists at The Ohio State University have developed a new and improved way to generate molecules that can enable the design of new types of synthetic drugs.
Researchers say this new method of forming reactive intermediates called ketyl radicals offers scientists a way to use catalysts to c ... more