Safe and sustainable photo-on-demand synthesis of polypeptide precursors: Promising “building blocks” for new functional materials – CNET – ApparelGeek

Safe and sustainable photo on demand synthesis of polypeptide precursors Promising building

Animals such as spiders make fibers strong and elastic. These fibers have a polypeptide structure and serve as inspiration for research on the development of functional materials. Alpha-amino acid N-carboxyanhydrides (NCAs) are artificial polypeptide precursors, but they are difficult to produce. Using the photo-on-demand method they previously developed, a research group synthesized NCA in a … Read more

Research could enable assembly-line synthesis of drugs containing prevalent amines – News Pharmacology and Drugs

Research could enable assembly line synthesis of drugs containing prevalent amines

A research team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has discovered a way to produce a special class of molecules that could open the door to new drugs to treat currently incurable diseases. Open the medicine cabinet and you’ll likely find organic derivatives of ammonia, called amines. They are one of the most prevalent … Read more