UTSA COS Summer Research Experience for 2013
Methodology and Complex Molecule Synthesis
The development of novel selective and efficient reactions will be followed by their implementation in the total synthesis of biologically active natural products and analogs, with a special focus on compounds targeting cancer. In our search for new reactions we strive to develop catalytic and generally applicable processes with potential to streamline present day synthetic approaches and solve their long-standing problems. In total synthesis we accentuate brevity, efficiency and flexibility in generation of molecular complexity. The lab operates a 1260 Agilent LC/MS, a flash chromatography and a solvent purification systems as well as other state-of-the-art instrumentation.