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Week 7-Review - Week 7 Final Exam Review E. J. Corey (Nobel...

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Week 7 Final Exam Review E. J. Corey (Nobel Prize, 19 9 0) “for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis” From the Nobel Committee, 1990: This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Professor Elias J. Corey, USA, for his important contributions to synthetic organic chemistry. He has developed theories and methods that have made it possible to produce a large variety of biologically highly active, complicated natural products, thereby making, among other things, certain pharmaceuticals commercially available. Corey's work has also led to new general methods of producing, synthesising, compounds in simpler ways. The background to Elias J. Corey's successes lies in the fact that he has in a strictly logical way developed the principles of what is termed retrosynthetic analysis . This involves starting from the planned structure of the molecule one wishes to produce, the target molecule, and analysing what bonds must be broken, thus simplifying the structure step by step. One then finds that certain fragments are already known and
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This note was uploaded on 07/28/2011 for the course CHEM S20 taught by Professor Evan during the Spring '11 term at Belhaven.

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