Tag Archives: natural product

Reactive Chemistry Interviews

Issue #73 Egon Willighagen Egon Willighagen is one of the new breed of chemists who are using the information tools of our age—the blogs, wikis, and online social media—to further their chemistry and benefit the wider chemical community.More… #71 Andrew …

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Grass Comes With Weedkiller

No, it’s not another scare story about the dangers of illicit drugs, even if you don’t inhale. Researchers at Cornell U have discovered that at least one strain of common or garden grass, fescue grass to be precise, produces its …

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Azadirachtin Done

Steve Ley and his team (some 40 PhD students over the last two decades) have finally cracked the total synthesis of the natural insecticide azadirachtin. This hugely complex natural product extracted from the Indian neem tree put up quite a …

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Natural Choice

Nature has provided the stock for pharmacy shelves for hundreds of years and is the ultimate medicinal chemist, according to research published in the March 23 issue of Journal of Natural Products. David Newman and Gordon Craig of the National …

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Interview with Gary Martin

After a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Kentucky (in 1976), NMR spectroscopist Gary Martin spent the first 14 years of his career at the University of Houston before moving to Burroughs Wellcome, Co., in 1989, and then …

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