In The Field

IUPAC ’09: Patenting bacteria

Chemists love to talk about the details of a synthetic reaction: swapping this carbon atom for that one, changing the angle between sulfur atoms by 2 degrees and so on. So during this morning’s talk by Daniel Rabinovich from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I was happy to listen to him talking about tinkering with ligands to try and recreate the chemical environment that a copper atom finds itself in the small protein methanobactin thinking no more of it other than “chemists like to try and do this kind of thing”. 


Tell a Friend

Please ensure that your friend is content to receive an email from us with a link to the article. Select the following link to view our Privacy Policy.