Tuesday, March 3, 2009

EJ Corey and Retrosynthesis

Check out this little gem of a synthesis, credited to EJ Corey, the esteemed developer of retrosynthesis: Trabectedin (from Wikipedia). Astounding.

My Synthesis professor in grad school used Corey's book as a foundation for our course and told us his (not Corey's) 9 days in jail for a BUI offense provided a stretch of uninterrupted time for reading. The book is called The Logic of Chemical Synthesis, and it's becoming a classic.

2 comments:

Sassy Scientist said...

HA HA - biking under the influence!

carol said...

Exactly! After a few DUIs a BUI is about all you can manage. And some people do.