Mar 29, 2007

Soy-based Product Explored As Nontoxic Substitute For Important But Toxic Reactive Compound

Isocyanates are important to many products we take for granted -- from paint to spandex running shorts. But the high reactivity for which the chemical group is valued also makes this compound toxic when breathed. A Virginia Tech graduate student has created macromolecules with comparable reactivity using soy-based chemistry. VIA- sciencedaily