Researchers diversify drug development options with new metal catalyst

Chemistry professor M. Christina White, right, and graduate student Jinpeng Zhao developed a new catalyst that has the potential to advance the pace and efficiency of drug development. Photo by Fred Zwicky

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Researchers diversify drug development options with new metal catalyst
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Researchers diversify drug development options with new metal catalyst
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A University of Illinois team of researchers led by chemistry professor M. Christina White has developed a new manganese-based catalyst that can change the structure of druglike molecules to make new drugs, advancing the pace and efficiency of drug development.