Organic Synthesis International: Montelukast and similar drugs
Signposts to Chiral Drugs: Organic Synthesis in Action
But if the goal of organic synthesis is to synthesize a molecule, then it does reduce in that way. That’s where many people have a problem, because it feels wrong to them in the same way that brute-forcing to the end of a chess game does. So that starts a search for other goals – training chemists, discovering new reactions, and many more – some of which are good arguments and some of which aren’t. I think, though, that the listing of them comes from that initial feeling of strange wrongness that people get when they envision hitting a “start” button for a program to optimize a retrosynthesis, which then starts a hood full of robot parts to cranking out the molecule – while the chemist does what, exactly? If chess is just two computer programs banging into each other, what’s the point, and if organic synthesis reduces to a pile of algorithms and a bunch of tubing and pumps. . .?
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The Organic Chemistry: Drug Discovery MRes at UCL offers students the opportunity to follow an integrated course of research and interdisciplinary study. Students gain outstanding training in synthetic organic chemistry applied to drug design, together with a breadth of experience in several areas of synthetic methodology and chemical biology.