Isotope labelling revolutionized through novel catalysts and modular flow chemistry
Isotopes are variants of the same chemical element having the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons (and atomic weight or molecular mass). Uncommon isotopes can be substituted for standard ones in molecules of interest. The equal protons (and electrons) make them almost the same chemically. Then, molecules containing the substituted isotopes can be detected with analytical methods like mass spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). FLIX is making the creation of isotope-labelled molecules easier, faster, and more effective with new generations of catalysts for isotope exchange along with flow chemistry. Success will have tremendous impact on fields from synthetic chemistry to biomedical diagnostics to materials research.
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