Tuesday, 24 May 2005 - 1:30 PM

This presentation is part of: Visions in Chemistry II

Development of New Tools and Methods for Organic Synthesis

Steven V. Ley, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB21EW, United Kingdom

The search for new ways to assemble molecules continues to be an important driver for organic synthesis. The biological activity and the exquisite structural diversity associated with many natural products stimulates invention by challenging the current state of the art synthetic methodology. Our research involves the discovery and development of new synthetic methods and their application to biologically active systems. Our group has published extensively on the synthesis of natural products and to date more than 100 target compounds have been synthesised. The group is also developing new ways of making complex carbohydrates and developing new strategies for combinatorial chemistry. This lecture will give some recent results from the group.

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