Boys, watch out for pollutants!

The effects of chemical pollutants are not new to us, but why is this blog post warning boys? Let's find out. Every chemical has its unique sets of effects on mammals. The one that disturbs the reproductive system or the hormone system are called endocrine disruptors. Chemicals like phthalates or parabens are examples of such chemicals. Parabens … Continue reading Boys, watch out for pollutants!

Isosteres

Isosteres are substances with similar molecular and electronic characteristics. They may not be structurally related, but they often have similar physical properties. They are chemical substances, atoms or substituents that possess nearly equal or similar molecular shape and volume, approximately the same distribution of electrons and which exhibit similar chemical properties. Benzene and pyridine are classical … Continue reading Isosteres