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Turning harmful greenhouse gas into drug reagents

By Damir Beciri
12 December 2012

prakash-fluoroform-fluorineOne man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and a team of chemists at University of Southern California (USC) managed to utilize an ozone-destroying greenhouse gas which previously had little practical use. They managed to transform fluoroform – a common byproduct in Teflon manufacture – into reagents that could be used in structurally elaborate pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals,… »