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Researchers Shed New Light on Catalyzed Reactions
November 19, 2008
Rice University scientists searching for a better way to clean up the stubborn pollutant TCE have found a new way to watch the molecules break apart, as individual chemical bonds are formed and broken. Researcher Michael Wong says, "We can watch how molecules transform into other molecules step-by-step. There's no other method that lets you 'see' these catalyzed reactions in water while the reaction is happening."
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