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Skin Whitening Agent(s)

The global cosmetics industry is a $460 billion dollar market with the skin whitening sector valued at $381 million in 2014. This growing market is projected to increase at a CAGR of 11.7%, reaching $...
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Cheng-chen Huang, Aaron Monte | T140007WO01

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New Disulfide-Bond Reducing Agent

Disulfide bonds between cysteine residues are the most common crosslinking agents in proteins. Reducing these bonds is an ordinary procedure in biochemistry and biotechnology. The most commonly used r...
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Ronald Raines, John Lukesh | P140284US01

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Concentrated C5 and C6 Sugars from Biomass

Widespread production of sustainable fuels and chemicals will require cost-effective methods for breaking down biomass into its constituent sugars. Attaining high yields of concentrated C5 and C6 carb...
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James Dumesic, David Martin Alonso, Jeremy Luterbacher | P140075US01

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Modified Microbes Tolerate 50-Fold More Organic Acid

Production of industrial chemicals has long relied on petroleum-based starting material. As reserves of fossil carbon dwindle, a new approach is looking to microorganisms and their ability to convert ...
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Brian Pfleger, Matthew Begemann | P120017US02

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Phosphine Ligands Made Cheaper, Better

Enantiomers are pairs of compounds that have the same chemical formula but different spatial structures (like your left and right hand, they are non-superimposable mirror images of each other). This i...
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Jennifer Schomaker, Robert Grigg, Ryan Van Hoveln | P130268US02

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Biomass-Derived HMF Using Renewable Solvents

The sugars found in biomass can be treated with solvent and converted into many important building block chemicals. One such chemical is 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), which is used to make plastic ma...
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James Dumesic, Jean Marcel Ribeiro Gallo, David Martin Alonso | P120325US01

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Improved Disulfide-Bond Reducing Agents

Disulfide bonds between cysteine residues are the most common crosslinking agents in proteins. Reducing these bonds is an ordinary procedure in biochemistry and biotechnology. The most commonly used r...
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Ronald Raines, John Lukesh | P110330US02

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A Supply of the Antibiotic Oligomycin

Oligomycin is a highly stable macrolide antibiotic isolated from the fungus Streptomyces diastochromogenes. It is a potent inhibitor of mitochondrial ATPase and phosphoryl group transfer.
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Glenn Chambliss | P04054US

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