The core and most useful molecules in organic chemistry

Kyle J M Bishop, Rafal Klajn, Bartosz A. Grzybowski

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Abstract

The fruitful core: Organic syntheses reported in the literature from 1850 to 2004 are analyzed with mathematical tools from network theory and statistical physics. There is a set of substances (the core) from which the majority of other organic compounds can be made (see picture; red: core, blue: periphery, green: islands). Search algorithms are used to identify small optimal sets of maximally useful chemicals. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5348-5354
Number of pages7
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume45
Issue number32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 4 2006

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Keywords

  • History of science
  • Network theory
  • Organic chemistry
  • Synthetic methods

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The core and most useful molecules in organic chemistry. / Bishop, Kyle J M; Klajn, Rafal; Grzybowski, Bartosz A.

In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol. 45, No. 32, 04.08.2006, p. 5348-5354.

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Bishop, Kyle J M ; Klajn, Rafal ; Grzybowski, Bartosz A. / The core and most useful molecules in organic chemistry. In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 2006 ; Vol. 45, No. 32. pp. 5348-5354.
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