Greener, cheaper, safer drugs and perfume using iron

photo of perfume bottles on a tray

Researchers say iron can replace the rare and sometimes toxic compounds used to create perfumes and drugs (photo by Jenn Durfey via Flickr)

University of Toronto researchers have developed safer, cheaper and more environmentally-friendly techniques to produce compounds commonly used in drugs and perfumes.

Researchers used the  new techniques to create active, iron-based catalysts. These catalysts are needed to produce certain compounds used in the drug and perfume industries.  read all here

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