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Organic Synthesis

Organic Synthesis Insight

The chemical synthesis is a purposeful execution of chemical reactions to get a product, or several products.1) Organic synthesis is a special branch of chemical synthesis and is concerned with the construction of organic compounds via organic reactions.2)

Basically, organic synthesis involves making of an organic compound from simpler starting materials. Organic synthesis allows the creation of specific molecules for scientific uses as well for pharmaceutical uses like drugs, natural products. In simple words, organic synthesis creates complex molecules from simple starting material (organic or inorganic).

The art and science of synthesis, i.e. organic synthesis, is one of the most important branch of organic chemistry. Organic synthesis deals with synthesis of target molecules (like, natural products, drugs) and methodology development.

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1) Wikipedia contributors, “Chemical synthesis,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chemical_synthesis&oldid=546528209 (accessed April 8, 2013).
2) Wikipedia contributors, “Organic synthesis,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Organic_synthesis&oldid=539772401 (accessed April 8, 2013).
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