The Atom Economy—A Search for Synthetic Efficiency

Efficient synthetic methods required to assemble complex molecular arrays include reactions that are both selective and economical in atom count

BM Trost

2006

Scholarcy highlights

  • Efficient synthetic methods required to assemble complex molecular arrays include reactions that are both selective and economical in atom count
  • Methods that involve combining two or more building blocks with any other reactant needed only catalytically constitute the highest degree of atom economy
  • The limited availability of raw materials, combined with environmental concerns, require the highlighting of these goals

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