Organic synthesis

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Inspired by the chemistry produced within natural systems, synthetic approaches toward the construction of target molecules are developed.  We have recently completed syntheses of several wasp pheromones allowing us to probe the ecological relationships with orchids. Other studies have focussed on the synthesis of antibiotics identified through our ethnomycology studies, while other syntheses have constructed molecules with the potential to reverse drug resistance possessed by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

Updated:  23 September 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RSC/Page Contact:  Web Admin, RSC