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  • Researchers describe 'implausible' chemistry that produces herbicidal compound

    A study by chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk and his colleagues describes the unusual mechanism by which a newly described enzyme breaks a non-activated carbon-carbon bond in a single step.

    A study by chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk and his colleagues describes the unusual mechanism by which a newly described enzyme breaks a non-activated carbon-carbon bond in a single step.

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  • Editor's note: To contact William Metcalf, call 217-244-1943; e-mail metcalf@illinois.edu; Satish Nair, 217-333-0641, snair@illinois.edu; Wilfred van der Donk, 217-244-5360, vddonk@illinois.edu.