Space offers insight on benzene production, Berkeley Lab researchers find

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Researchers confirmed that free radicals can form benzene under conditions that are common in space. Although immediate practical application may be limited, the study contributes to a larger, important body of knowledge. (Pixabay License: No Attribution Required.)

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, or Berkeley Lab, the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Florida International University released research May 21 confirming that free radicals can react and form benzene under conditions that are prevalent in interstellar space.
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