Raquel Villar Becares, in her PhD thesis at the Public University of Navarre, has developed new derivatives of benzo[b]tiophene 1,1-dioxide that enable their application in the pharmaceutical field. Moreover, the researcher tested for the antitumoural activity of these derivatives, concluding that 23 of the 24 compounds analysed proved to be active or very active against one or more of the tumoural cell lines tested.
Treatment of diabetes or high blood pressure
Although benzo[b]tiophene 1,1-dioxide, found in both crude and processed petroleum oil, was first described in 1893, it was not until the 1950s when it was discovered that the benzo[b]tiophene ring and its derivatives had interesting biological activities for possible use as pesticides, plant growth regulators, analgesics and local anaesthetics and antihistamines, amongst others applications.
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At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.
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