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Contact: Dr. Peter Seeberger
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Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

François Lévesque, MPI of Colloids and Interfaces

Caption: Max Planck scientists have discovered a very simple way of synthesizing the artemisinin molecule, which is known as an anti-malaria drug from traditional Chinese medicine and has an extremely complex chemical structure. The discovery will pave the way for an inexpensive and large-scale production of artemisinin in the future.

Credit: Peter H. Seeberger

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