Which Compound? Which Route?
This resource looks at the ways in which new drugs are designed, synthesised and produced commercially. Students 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, this Royal Society of Chemistry 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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