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2012-08-24 00:17:49

Giant network links all known compounds and reactions to create chemical Google on steroids Northwestern University scientists have connected 250 years of organic chemical knowledge into one giant computer network -- a chemical Google on steroids. This "immortal chemist" will never retire and take away its knowledge but instead will continue to learn, grow and share. A decade in the making, the software optimizes syntheses of drug molecules and other important compounds, combines long...

2012-06-27 22:44:24

The powerful new technique should appeal to chemists at pharmaceutical companies and research institutions Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a powerful new technique for manipulating the building-block molecules of organic chemistry. The technique enables chemists to add new functional molecules to previously hard-to-reach positions on existing compounds–making it easier for them to generate new drugs and other organic chemicals. "This is a basic tool for...

2012-01-12 14:35:54

A team of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has devised a new method for making complex molecules. The reaction they have come up with should enable chemists to synthesize new varieties of a whole subclass of organic compounds called nitrogen-containing heterocycles, thus opening up new avenues for the development of novel pharmaceuticals and natural products ranging from chemotherapeutic compounds to bioactive plant materials such as morphine. The...


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