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  • A new set of building blocks for simple synthesis of complex molecules

    Graduate student Seiko Fujii and chemistry professor Martin Burke developed a novel class of chemical "building blocks" to more efficiently synthesize complex molecules, such as the antioxidant synechoxanthin.

    Graduate student Seiko Fujii and chemistry professor Martin Burke developed a novel class of chemical "building blocks" to more efficiently synthesize complex molecules, such as the antioxidant synechoxanthin.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Martin Burke, call 217-244-8726; email burke@scs.illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Total Synthesis of Synechoxanthin through Iterative Cross-Coupling,” is availableonline.