Synthesis - 3 News by Uni Leipzig
Research team develops process for bio-based nylon
Electrons and microbes are the decisive factor in this
05-Jul-2023 - Until now, nylon has been produced from petroleum-based raw materials. However, this is quite harmful to the environment because non-renewable fossil resources are used, a great deal of energy is required, and climate-damaging nitrous oxide is emitted during production. A research team from the ...
Researchers develop new method to synthesise cannabis plant compound
cis-tetrahydrocannabinoids can now be produced synthetically, enabling pharmaceutical applications
23-May-2023 - A group of researchers at Leipzig University has developed a new method for synthesising cis-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – a natural substance found in the cannabis plant that produces the characteristic psychoactive effect and has many potential applications, including in the pharmaceutical ...
Researchers develop efficient process for chemical terpene synthesis
Potential applications in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries
20-Feb-2023 - A team of scientists led by Professor Tanja Gulder at Leipzig University’s Institute of Organic Chemistry, together with colleagues from the University of Regensburg, has developed a simplified and efficient method for the artificial production of terpenes. Terpenes are a very extensive and ...
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