Chemists are uncovering how and why marine organisms synthesize flame-retardant-like molecules

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It's another mystery provided by nature – chemical compounds found in the wild that resemble man-made pollutants long banned by governments because of their toxicity to the environment. This story highlights the work done by scientists to discover how these compounds show up organically in oceans, and what organisms might be involved in manufacturing those compounds. Identifying that process could help protect populations that rely on marine diets. The work includes recent research led by Vinayak Agarwal, assistant professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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College of Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
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College of Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Vinayak Agarwal, pollutants
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Nov 30, 2017 - 12:14pm
  • Last Updated: Nov 30, 2017 - 12:18pm