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Esters – Functional Group Spotlight
Spotlight

Esters – Functional Group Spotlight

Esters are such a ubiquitous and important functional group, and they’re often one of the first to be encountered in preparative chemistry labs, since they are so readily formed. Hot on the heels of his recent Acetals and Ketals Functional Group Spotlight, MedChemProf has returned to the world of carboxylic acid derivatives with this overview of…

Acetals and Ketals – Functional Group Spotlight
Spotlight

Acetals and Ketals – Functional Group Spotlight

Acetals and Ketals have a special place in my OChem-loving heart! Not least because I spent most of my PhD trying to make spiroacetal structures that were part of a natural product called spongistatin. In fact, I like them so much that my last major research project before leaving academia was about trying to synthesize spiroacetals…

Amides – Functional Group Spotlight
Spotlight

Amides – Functional Group Spotlight

Amides are one of the most important functional groups in Organic Chemistry. They’re ubiquitous in biology and medicine and understanding their structure and properties is vital to understanding what gives proteins their shapes. Here with a special guest Spotlight on Amides is MedChemProf, an Associate Professor in a School of Pharmacy, with strong interest in…

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