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Enzyme Could Inspire a New Form of “Green” Chemistry

News   Dec 10, 2019 | Original story from the Brookhaven National Laboratory

 
Enzyme Could Inspire a New Form of “Green” Chemistry

Brookhaven Lab biochemist John Shanklin with retired biology associate Ed Whittle displaying a structural image of a desaturase enzyme that introduces adjacent hydroxyl groups into a fatty acid. This fatty acid can be used to synthesize a wide range of organic molecules, so the discovery of the plant enzyme may inspire the development of new "greener" industrial catalysts. Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory.

 
 
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