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2012-03-09 02:28:53

A team of researchers at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering have discovered that individual atoms can catalyze industrially important chemical reactions such as the hydrogenation of acetylene, offering potentially significant economic and environmental benefits. Hydrogenation — the addition of hydrogen atoms to an organic compound — is critical to the food, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Hydrogenation requires the presence of...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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