Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute advance heteorcylic chemistry trhough new reagents and reaction-tracking techniques.
jun 2, 2013
Heterocyclic compounds play an important role in medicinal chemistry and drug synthesis. Like any important functional class of compounds, developments that facilitate their production or elucidate their reaction mechanisms are significant for process chemists in the pharmaceutical industry. In two separate developments, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California recently reported on the use of zinc sulfinates as reagents for the direct chemical functionalization of nitrogen-based heterocycles and on reaction-tracking tools to better elucidate copper-catalyzed reactions in making triazoles.