Bacterium produces pharmaceutical all-purpose weapon

IMAGE: From left: Dr. René Richarz with an agar plate containing the bacterium, Cornelia Hermes with an extract obtained from the bacterium, and working group leader Dr. Max Crüsemann. A coralberry… view more  Credit: © AG Crüsemann / University of Bonn For some years, an active substance from the leaves of an ornamental plant has been […]

‘Green’ method for making pharmaceutical intermediates — ScienceDaily

Let’s call it the Texas two-step, but for molecules. Rice University scientists have developed a method to reduce alkenes, molecules used to simplify synthesis, to more useful intermediates for drugs and other compounds via a dual-catalyst technique known as cooperative hydrogen atom transfer, or cHAT. The process enables the hydrogenation of alkenes, hydrocarbons that contain […]