Synthetic Glycolysis

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  • Prof. Raul F. Lobo

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    1. Center for Catalytic Science and Technology and Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (USA), Fax: (+1) 302-831-1048
    • Center for Catalytic Science and Technology and Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (USA), Fax: (+1) 302-831-1048
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Abstract

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Dealing in numbers: Recently, two groups separately reported what amounts to a synthetic version of glycolysis. The sum of these two reactions is equivalent to what is accomplished in living organisms by glycolysis in terms of the redistribution of oxidation states of the carbon, and is an important step in reproducing using chemical routes that living organisms accomplish daily.

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