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Issue 6, 2003
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Creating complexity – the beauty and logic of synthesis


The past decade has been a golden age for the total synthesis of natural products, marked by the conquest of some extraordinarily challenging target compounds – many of which are of significant pharmacological value. K. C. Nicolaou of The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego, has led the field. He is driven by the passion to design elegant and efficient synthetic strategies that capture Nature at her most complex and diverse.

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The article was first published on 06 Mar 2003

Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/B212248K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2003, 661-664
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    Creating complexity – the beauty and logic of synthesis

    Chem. Commun., 2003, 661
    DOI: 10.1039/B212248K