A gentler new chemistry promises cleaner and subsequently far safer pharmaceuticals. The ground-breaking method, developed by a chemistry research group at the Univ. of Copenhagen, has just been published in the internationally renowned journal, Chemical Communications.
Knud Jensen, the group’s leader, is convinced that the method will become pivotal in the development of new pharmaceuticals. “This method opens a new chest of tools. I believe, it will be applied to pharmaceutical research right away,” says Jensen.
The problem with commercializing graphene that is synthesized onto metals over a wide area is that it cannot be separated from the metal. However, a groundbreaking separation technology which is both cheap and environment friendly has been developed. Prof. Taek Su Kim and Prof. Byung Jin Cho’s research teams at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have conducted this research under the support of the Global Frontier program and Researcher Support Program initiated by The Ministry of Education and Science and Korea Research Foundation. The research results have been posted on the online news flash of Nano Letters.