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Enzyme catalysis

Basic principles in one easy lesson

Enzymes catalyse nearly all of the myriad chemical reactions that occur in every living organism. An easily understandable, visually appealing model has now been described that illustrates the fundamentals of how enzymes work.

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Figure 1: Catalysing bowl-to-bowl inversion of the corannulene ring system.

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