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McKenzie Young
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Effient (prasugrel)
The drug I chose to analyze the synthesis of was Effient, which is the brand name for prasugrel. The structure of Effient is shown below: The paper which describes the synthesis of this drug was not given on the Chemistry By Design website, which was used a...
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Artificial Amino Acid
This week's assignment challenged us to synthesize our own amino acid. My amino acid is named 2-amino-3-phenyl-butanoic acid and is pictured below: I would synthesize this amino acid by first reacting 2-phenylpropanol (Chem-Spider) with PCC in order to form...
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Aromatic Substituion Reactions: Some Biological Examples
Lately, we have been studying electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions. We have studied several examples, learned several mechanisms, and performed brominations in lab. After we have understood and mastered the basics, it is important to make connectio...
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The Diels-Alder Reaction: A Natural Example
Based upon our previous knowledge of the Diels-Alder class of reactions, we can make some general statements regarding this style of synthesis: A conjugated diene in an s-cis conformation reacts with A dienophile to form A 6-membered ring with one double bo...
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New Year: A Public Service Announcement
Hello All! It has been almost an entire year since my first post "Tryptophan" on the blog: "General Chemistry II." As with most years, many things have changed, including the name and purpose of this blog. A lot of chemistry has been studied/learned in the ...
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