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4th National Retrosynthesis Competition - preview

Winners of the 3rd National Retrosynthesis Competition

25 Nov 2016

After the success of previous events, groups from the SCI and RSC present the 4th National Retrosynthesis Competition 2017, to be held on Friday 10 March at SCI, Belgrave Square. The event showcases the UK’s best synthetic organic chemists from both industry and academia, where they will demonstrate their ability to retrosynthetically disconnect complex molecules and natural products then solve the challenging problems associated with the forward synthesis. The competition will be judged by four of the UK's leading academic and industrial synthetic chemists who will select a winner and two runners up, each winning specifically designed trophies.

The event will consist of two rounds:

  1. Teams will provide both a retro- and forward synthetic route to a given target, which will be judged on brevity of synthesis, feasibility in forward synthesis, elegance, and style of presentation. Ten teams will be selected to progress to the second round.
  2. Teams will again provide both a retro- and forward synthetic route but this time for a more challenging and complex molecule. The selected teams will be invited to present their routes to the judging panel and audience at the final, which will showcase the outstanding talent the UK has in this field.

Thanks to kind sponsorship from companies from the chemical industry as well as support from SCI and the RSC, audience registration is free and will be open in January 2017.

This event offers you an ideal opportunity to raise your profile and present your organisation amongst future leaders in this field. The exclusive sponsorship packages and exhibition opportunities offer you a flexible way to reach this select audience.
Please contact Clarice Williams at clarice.williams@soci.org to find out how you can be involved in this pioneering event.

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