Chemists create new pathway to potential medicines

8 mayo 2015

A new chemical reaction that has the potential to facilitate the search for pharmaceutical drugs has been uncovered by researchers. Organic synthesis is a scientific discipline central to the drug discovery process that is focused on building new carbon-based molecules that can affect biology — for example, targeting and destroying cancer cells. In the study, the authors describe a new chemical reaction that converts simple starting materials into architecturally complex molecules (a collection of atoms bonded to one another) called «decalins» in a single step.