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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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