The Quest To Make Any Molecule: Total Synthesis with Hosea Nelson

Speaking of Chemistry caught up with UCLA’s Hosea Nelson to learn about how chemists are trying to copy nature for a brighter future. Don’t forget to subscribe:

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Chemists Find More Efficient Total Synthesis Route To Ingenol | C&EN

Multi C–H Functionalizations | C&EN

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