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70-year-old chemical mystery solved: How tropolone are synthesized in fungi

Chemists and biologists have finally cracked one of the longest standing chemical mysteries. They have demonstrated exactly how an unusual class of compounds known as tropolones are synthesized in fungi.
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Dual catalysts help synthesize alpha-olefins into new organic compounds

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (7 months ago)

Chemists have developed a method to convert chemicals known as alpha-olefins into new organic compounds. Combining a pair of catalytic reactions in sequence converted inexpensive chemicals into new organic compounds that are highly ... Read Post

Research update: Chemists find help from nature in fighting cancer

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (last year)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Inspired by a chemical that fungi secrete to defend their territory, MIT chemists have synthesized and tested several dozen compounds that may hold promise as potential cancer drugs. read more Read Post

Help from nature in fighting cancer: Compounds based on a fungal chemical show potent anti-tumor activity

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (last year)

Inspired by a chemical that fungi secrete to defend their territory, chemists have synthesized and tested several dozen compounds that may hold promise as potential cancer drugs. Read Post


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