Project descriptionClandestine 'cooks' synthesising illegal drugs are always on the lookout for methods of manufacture that use chemicals that are readily available and not controlled. To this end they are constantly examining new methodologies and starting materials that can be utilised for synthesis. We have investigated many of these pathways to gain a more thorough understanding of reagents used, reaction conditions, by-products formed as well as potentially new synthetic approaches. Projects in this area will continue these investigations.
Assumed knowledgeOrganic Chemistry at second year level
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