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 Reactive Reports #70
 November 2007
From David Bradley Science Writer
and Advanced Chemistry Development
  Reactive Science News sciencebase science newsfeed
  Cats Don't Work Like That  The three-way catalytic converter in your car does not, it turns out, work the way chemists thought it did. One of the key functions of a "cat" is to convert toxic carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide.
  Double Vision With Coordination Polymers  Calcite crystals can make you see double. You don't ingest them to achieve some kind of mind warp effect; they are simply birefringent, having essentially two focal points.
  Organic Uranium  The first ever uranium methylidyne molecule has been synthesized by US chemists despite the reactivity of the heavy, heavy metal.
  Barking Up the Right Tree for Fresh Breath  A traditional Chinese extract from the bark of the magnolia tree could give you fresh breath and kill off the oral microbes that cause halitosis.
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Bryan Vickery Reactive Profile—Bryan Vickery, Chemistry Central
Bryan Vickery did his BSc and PhD in electrochemistry at Liverpool University, England, but eschewed damaged jeans and fume cupboards for the world of electronic publishing.  Read more...

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