Latest Stereochemistry Stories

2014-05-21 23:04:03

The chiral seperation chromatography columns market is segmented into types, materials, applications, and endusers. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/chiral-separation-columns-reports-4597675215.html (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 As per the new report, Chiral Separation Columns Market has been pegged at $68.1 Million in the year 2013 growing at 5.2% annually and is projected to reach $87.8 Million by the end of the year 2018. In Chiral Column Chromatography, the stationary phase...

2014-04-04 11:40:41

DRI scientists investigate the link between right-handed and left-handed amino acids A study published this week in PLOS ONE authored by Dr. Henry Sun and his postdoctoral student Dr. Gaosen Zhang of Nevada based research institute DRI provides new evidence that Earth bacteria can do something that is quite unusual. Despite the fact that these bacteria are made of left-handed (L) amino acids, they are able to grow on right-handed (D) amino acids. This DRI study, funded by the NASA...

2013-11-14 23:03:02

This set of four immobilized CSPs are all that is required to separate compounds/molecules. West Chester, PA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Chiral Technologies announced today the availability of i-CHIRAL 4, a set of four Daicel 3-µm immobilized CSPs – CHIRALPAK® IA, IB, IC and ID – packed in columns of 4.6 mm internal diameter and 150 mm long. This combination of columns will raise method development success rate to greater than 89 percent, calculated from screening over 100...

The Hunt Is On For Extraterrestrial Amino Acids
2012-11-16 15:54:01

NASA The hunt for the organic molecules that create proteins and enzymes critical for life here on Earth has largely happened in sophisticated terrestrial laboratories equipped with high-tech gadgetry needed to tease out their presence in space rocks and other extraterrestrial samples. A technologist at NASA´s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., now wants to take that search to the sources themselves. Stephanie Getty, who recently was selected as Goddard´s...

2011-12-14 14:53:36

Molecules that are twisted are ubiquitous in nature, and have important consequences in biology, chemistry, physics and medicine. Some molecules have unique and technologically useful optical properties; the medicinal properties of drugs depend on the direction of the twist; and within us — think of the double helix — twisted DNA can interact with different proteins. This twisting is called chirality and researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found they can use a...

2011-12-09 16:38:45

Carnegie Mellon University's Roberto R. Gil and Rongchao Jin have successfully used NMR to analyze the structure of infinitesimal gold nanoparticles, which could advance the development and use of the tiny particles in drug development. Their approach offers a significant advantage over routine methods for analyzing gold nanoparticles because it can determine whether the nanoparticles exist in a both right-handed and left-handed configuration, a phenomenon called chirality. Determining a...

2011-11-10 15:43:44

Researchers Develop New Process with Porous Molecular Organic Frameworks (MOFs) - Relevant to the Production of Pharmaceuticals Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a flexible and efficient new process for the separation of enantiomers. Enantiomer separation is indispensable for the production of many pharmaceuticals. In their process, the scientists use porous molecular frameworks (MOFs) that are assembled...

2011-10-26 13:14:02

Research provides insight into novel approach which could be used in pharmaceutical drug synthesis New research shows how metal surfaces that lack mirror symmetry could provide a novel approach towards manufacturing pharmaceuticals. These 'intrinsically chiral' metal surfaces offer potential new ways to control chiral chemistry, pointing to the intriguing possibility of using heterogeneous catalysis in drug synthesis. Such surfaces could also become the basis of new biosensor...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.