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Chemists create complex, oxygen-containing molecules that are normally made by plants – News-Medical.net

Chemists at Scripps Research have efficiently created three families of complex, oxygen-containing molecules that are normally obtainable only from plants.

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Chemists at Scripps Research have efficiently created three families of complex, oxygen-containing molecules that are normally obtainable only from plants.
These molecules, called terpenes, are potential starting points for new drugs and other high-value products–marking an important development for multiple industries. In addition, the new approach could allow chemists to build many other classes of compounds.
The chemistry feat is detailed in the Aug. 13 edition of the journal Science.
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