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Cryochemistry: chemical reactions accelerated by freezing

Surprisingly, some chemical reactions can be accelerated by freezing. The possible applications of studying such cryoreactions include the food and pharmaceutical cold chain, as well as environmental remediation in cold climates. 

The rate of chemical reactions is usually reduced or even inhibited in a frozen state. Yet, studies have shown that some reactions in solution can be accelerated by freezing. Researchers consider ...

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