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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Comparison of these data with the results of other researches should lead to the rational synthesis characterization of ZnS thin films and reducing the amount of source materials and waste.
(2011) A [beta]-to-O 2,5thienylene-bridged cyclic porphyrin tetramer: its rational synthesis and 1:2 binding mode with C60.
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