Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New halogenation enzyme found: Discovery to impact pharmaceutical and agricultural industries

One of the Holy Grails in chemical science has been to find the late-stage, site-specific incorporation of a halogen atom into a complex natural product by replacing an sp³ C-H bond -- one of the most inert chemical bonds known in an organic compound -- with a C-X bond, X=halogen.



from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1seMGCP

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