Which Compound? Which Route?
This book from the Royal Society of Chemistry arose out of an exercise for students visiting the research laboratories of a pharmaceutical company. The students are presented with an exercise in decision-making in which they learn about the ways in which new drugs are designed, synthesised and produced commercially. They choose a market area, look at existing products, select a new compound to synthesise, and finally work out the best synthetic route for commercial production, taking into account yield and environmental considerations.
Aimed at students on post-16 courses, the book is designed so that students move back and forth through the tasks depending on the decisions they make. It can be used for individual study or teamwork. The information needed for the tasks is included in the book.
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