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Photocatalyst Used to Create a Safe, Sustainable Building Block for New Drugs

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While searching for ways to use visible light to drive chemical reactions, a University of Michigan team found that by using photocatalysis, they could create a safe, inexpensive alternative to anilines, which are used for the development of new medicines. “The problem with anilines is that they are readily metabolized by our liver, and that can create problems. We want our drugs to be metabolized, but not in a way that causes them to have toxic effects,” said professor Corey Stephenson. The Stephenson lab uses blue LEDs to activate their photocatalysts. Courtesy of the...Read full article

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