Got carrots? Researchers have developed a new way to enantioselectively reduce ketones to alcohols.
Researchers show that lettuce plants can metabolize tire wear products into new compounds with unknown toxicities.
Infected cattle can transmit E. coli to humans through contaminated ground beef, but scientists are looking for a solution.
Black mulberry juice is a known antioxidant – compounds that can consume free radicals before they can harm your cells. Researchers at Guangdong University also show that boiling mulberries increases its ability to treat colon cancer in cell culture, but not through antioxidant mechanisms.
An interesting correlation has been discovered between consumption of spices and a lower fatality rate from COVID-19.
Chemists take a gander at how to make more appealing whole wheat loaves. For your COVID-19 baking needs and beyond!
Could vanillin, the flavoring molecule extracted from vanilla bean, increase our body’s ability to absorb ingested drugs?
A group from the University of Tübingen obtained single-cell proteins with circular resources and renewable energy.
Have you ever wondered what you’re smelling when you stick your nose into a glass of wine? Read this chembite to find out!
Ever taken a bite of ice cream and wondered why it’s so smooth? In this paper, the chemical responsible for that is extracted from seaweed and nothing is wasted!
Title: One-Shot, reagent-free determination of the alcoholic content of distilled beverages by thermal infrared enthalpimetry Authors: Juliano Barin et. al. Publication Info: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2017.05.011 During the manufacture of chemical products, the ability to rapidly and accurately monitoring the concentrations of various components is critical. For the alcoholic beverage industry,…
How do we know we are safe with what we eat? Here, the authors introduce a fast and easy way to dig out the pesticides from our food for analysis.
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.