From research to substitution

Edited on 09/17/2012
Molecular modelling is opening up new possibilities for the development of substances that are less harmful than BPA to human health.
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Researchers from the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and the Montpellier branch of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) have studied the interactions at molecular level between BPA, its derivatives and one of its main targets, oestrogen receptors. When it comes to substituting BPA, the challenge lies in synthesising new compounds that offer the same industrial characteristics as BPA, but without its hormonal properties.

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