Tag: Total Synthesis

  • Epic First Cocaine Synthesis (Total Synthesis by Wilstätter)

    Epic First Cocaine Synthesis (Total Synthesis by Wilstätter)

    Did you know that while Coca Cola was getting consumers casually coked up in the late 19th century, chemistry titans were fighting an epic battle around cocaine synthesis? With a Nobel Prize on the line, the stakes were high, cocaine’s structural complexity was high… and everybody else was high too. Keep watching to learn more…

  • What is Total Synthesis? The Basics Explained

    What is Total Synthesis? The Basics Explained

    This post explains the question: What is total synthesis? If you read this, you might be forced to study organic chemistry 🙁 or are already interested in total synthesis. In any case, this brief commentary will explain the concept very simply. For advanced content, check out this page or my videos. Imagine you’re a pastry…