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Molecules with silly or unusual names

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 29, 2011

Paul May keeps track of the dozens of molecules that have unusual names. Like moronic acid, betweenanene, and draculin:

Draculin is the anticoagulant factor in vampire bat saliva. It is a large glycoprotein made from a sequence of 411 amino acids.

(via prosthetic knowledge)

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