rational synthesis

rational synthesis

[′rash·ən·əl ′sin·thə·səs]
(chemistry)
The production of a compound using a sequence of chemical reaction steps strategically chosen.
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Over half of the chapters deal with conceptual strategies and synthetic opportunities available for the rational synthesis or targeted modification of such compound classes as phenolic natural products, nucleoside analogs, monosaccharides and oligosaccharides, iminosugars, proteinogenic and non-proteinogenic amino acids, nitriles, hydroxyl acids, and various oxidation products.
Duan has carried out pioneering work in developing methods for rational synthesis and hierarchical assembly of semiconductor nanowires into increasingly complex architectures, and investigating and developing new nanoscale device concepts based on these assembled nanostructures.