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2013-03-12 11:06:21

Slender bacterial nanowires require certain key amino acids in order to conduct electricity, according to a study to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, on Tuesday, March 12. In nature, the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens uses these nanowires, called pili, to transport electrons to remote iron particles or other microbes, but the benefits of these wires can also be harnessed by humans for use in fuel cells or...

2012-12-18 14:17:14

The compound can be toggled back and forth between its aromatic and anti-aromatic states, as well as to a never before seen intermediate state By synthesizing a stable "antiaromatic" compound, as well as a never before seen intermediate version of that compound, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have written an important new chapter in the story of modern chemistry. The research was done in collaboration with an international roster of colleagues from Yonsei University in...

2011-06-09 23:41:18

In chemistry, so-called aromatic molecules compose a large and versatile family of chemical compounds that are the stuff of pharmaceuticals, electronic materials and consumer products ranging from sunscreen to plastic soda bottles. Writing in the current online issue (June 9) of the journal Science, a team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry Professor Shannon Stahl reports a new, environmentally friendly way to make substituted aromatic molecules that can be customized for...

2011-04-19 12:09:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Maiden Media Group, one of Philadelphia's leading creative digital experience agencies, announced today that Aromatic Fusion has selected it as its agency of record. Aromatic Fusion is a fragrance manufacturing, engineering and development company that boasts the most advanced fragrance polymer technology on the market. Their constant development of new materials and technologies for the creation of consumer and industrial fragrance products...

2010-08-24 09:00:00

BEIJING, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, predicts China's pure benzene market trends. Pure benzene market trends are always fragile. A downstream and upstream increase in production or reduction can have an enormous effect on the pure benzene market. In 2010, fluctuations in pure benzene prices have the following reasons: First, with an increase in consumption of last year's...

2010-02-22 10:04:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) announces the completion of the 2010 World Toluene & Mixed Xylenes Analysis, an annual global study that covers past and future developments in supply, demand, production, capacity, trade, pricing and profitability of the toluene, mixed xylenes, orthoxylene and metaxylene markets for the period 2004 to 2014. Included with each analysis is 12 months of access to CMAI's online capacity and supply/demand databases...

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2009-12-21 09:02:50

The use of an electronic smelling system capable of discriminating which tomatoes, melons or other products have a more attractive aroma is a particularly valuable aid for agro-food firms. However, existing electronic noses do not "smell" in the same way depending on the laboratory conditions, and these conditions change throughout the day and from one day to another. In order to overcome these fluctuations, researchers from the Agro-Food Quality Improvement Group at the Universitat Jaume I...

2009-09-02 14:23:54

University of Oregon chemists, biologists team to boost boron's expanding use in medicine Chemists and biologists have successfully demonstrated that specially synthesized boron compounds are readily accepted in biologically active enzymes, a move that, they say, is a proof of concept that could lead to new drug design strategies. In June 2008, University of Oregon chemist Shih-Yuan Liu reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society his lab's synthesis of boron-nitrogen compounds...

2009-08-11 14:32:58

A team of MIT chemists has devised a new way to add fluorine to a variety of compounds used in many drugs and agricultural chemicals, an advance that could offer more flexibility and potential cost-savings in designing new drugs.Drug developers commonly add fluorine atoms to drugs, such as the cholesterol-lowering rosuvastatin, to keep the body from breaking them down too quickly. Many of these drugs contain aromatic rings "” a type of six-carbon ring "” and attaching a fluorine...

2009-02-16 21:00:53

Children born in areas with traffic-related pollution may be at greater risk of developing asthma due to womb-acquired genetic changes, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health say in a study of umbilical cord blood from New York children, researchers discovered evidence of a possible new biomarker -- an epigenetic alteration in the gene ACSL3 -- associated with prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'