How information is transferred from biological molecules to crystalline surfaces could pave the way for the development of new drugs and other synthetic materials New research published today in Nature Chemistry explains how biological molecules ... - Read More
Chemists at Heidelberg University are the first to develop a temperature controlled catalyst that synthesises both molecular mirror images of a product Many chemical compounds exist as an image and a mirror image they differ ... - Read More
Scientists have come up with a way of creating sensors which could allow machines to smell more accurately humans Every odour has its own specific pattern which our noses are able to identify Using a ... - Read More
Chiral compounds are increasingly important in chemical manufacturing They are distinguished by a special kind of asymmetry in their molecular structure Yutaka Ukaji and colleagues at Kanazawa University have now developed a method for desymmetrising ... - Read More
Small difference large effect Most biological molecules occur in two variants an original and its mirror image As a result they are related to one another like the left hand to the right For instance ... - Read More
In chemical reactions left and right can make a big difference A left handed molecule of a particular chemical composition could be an effective drug while its mirror image right handed counterpart could be completely ... - Read More
Many molecules have a right and a left form just like shoes In pharmaceuticals it is important that the correct form of the molecule is used Researchers at the University of Gothenburg Sweden have been ... - Read More
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