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Friday, July 08, 2005

Synthesis of Ethylene Oxide as a fumigant


This shows the synthesis of ethlyene oxide which can be used as a fumigant for foods, textiles, soils and for sterilizing biomedical instruments. It readily diffuses through materials without damanging them. Its antibacterial effect is probably due to its ability to alkylate critical cellular enzymes.



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2 Comments:

  • 1) make your molecules bigger
    2) you must use citeulike to link to your article
    3) your article must show the reaction that you drew in one of the schemes

    By Blogger Jean-Claude Bradley, at 3:23 PM  

  • 3/10 marks for changes made by first deadline.

    By Blogger Jean-Claude Bradley, at 7:12 AM  

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