Saturday, June 2, 2012

Relenza Synthesis

Relenza, a pharmaceutical drug used to fight influenza (flu), went into production in 1999.
The synthesis of Relenza is a multi-step process involving a number of chemical reactions that should be familiar to High School Chemistry students.
The June 2012 issue of AUS-e-NEWS outlines the steps used to sythesise Relenza from commercially available N-acetyl-neuraminic acid.
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