What are nanoreactors and how can they enhance multi-enzyme reactions? Let's find out!
As versatile as enzymes already are, it's actually possible to engineer enzymes to catalyze reactions that are entirely new to nature!
Title: Electrochemical Capture and Release of Carbon Dioxide Authors: Joseph H. Rheinhardt, Poonam Singh, Pilarisetty Tarakeshwar, and Daniel A. Buttry* Publication Info: ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 454–461, DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00608 This article is a perspective from recognized experts in the field of CO2 capture and release. It specifically focuses on molecular CO2 binding-release agents whose... Continue Reading →
Click chemistry, a term used to describe a number of high yield reactions, is used far and wide by chemists. The azide alkyne Huisgen cycloaddition typifies click chemistry and awhile back, I described it as my favorite reaction.
This paper is an exciting step towards mimicking the conformational changes observed in natural proteins without loss in solubility.
Yes!!! 100% conversion to product, zero impurities, and a workup so easy I finished it while writing this sentence!Well, that's what writing it down on an o-chem problem set might make it seem like at least. Turns out doing organic chemistry in practice isn't so straightforward, but fortunately the work of generations of chemists have... Continue Reading →
To do the biological study of how particular (good) chemicals like antioxidants affect people, there needs to be a quick, reliable, and consistent way to measure those chemicals in humans. Furthermore, a good method would test for multiple chemicals, because the health benefits from some chemicals only exist in the presence of others (phenolic acids and flavonoids in this case). The authors of this paper demonstrate a gas-chromatography mass-spectrometry (GC-MS) method to investigate how some of the chemicals present in cranberries (from cranberry juice) go into your bloodstream after you ingest them.