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2011-08-16 23:10:07

New method simplifies the improvement of drugs and other compounds Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have devised a much easier technique for performing a chemical modification used widely in the synthesis of drugs and other products. Known as "trifluoromethylation," the modification adds a CF3 molecule to the original compound, often making it more stable"”and, for a drug, keeping it in the body longer. With the new technique, chemists can perform this feat using a...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.