Site display: Normal | Text Only

My Collection | About Us | Teachers

Find objects

Select from more than one or two options below:

Objects search

Can't find what you're looking for? Try the search below.

Molecular model of penicillin by Dorothy M Crowfoot Hodgkin, England, 1945

Related Themes and Topics

 

Glossary:

Glossary: penicillin

The first antibiotic drug to treat infections which is made from the mould penicillium. Its discovery is attributed to Alexander Fleming in 1928.

Glossary: semisynthetic

a substance that is prepared synthetically but derives from a naturally occurring material

Glossary: molecular model

a physical model that represents molecules and their processes and structures

Glossary: x-ray crystallography

The method of using X-rays to discover the molecular structure of crystals. It relies on X-ray diffraction, which is the information gained by studying the pattern produced by the scattering of an X-ray beam as it hits the atomic structure of a crystal.

Glossary: Nobel Prize

Awarded annually for outstanding work in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics, and the promotion of peace.