These authors contributed equally to this work.
Rewiring Chemistry: Algorithmic Discovery and Experimental Validation of One-Pot Reactions in the Network of Organic Chemistry†
Article first published online: 13 JUL 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 32, pages 7922–7927, August 6, 2012
How to Cite
Gothard, C. M., Soh, S., Gothard, N. A., Kowalczyk, B., Wei, Y., Baytekin, B. and Grzybowski, B. A. (2012), Rewiring Chemistry: Algorithmic Discovery and Experimental Validation of One-Pot Reactions in the Network of Organic Chemistry. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 7922–7927. doi: 10.1002/anie.201202155
This work was supported by the Non-equilibrium Energy Research Center (NERC)—an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy under Award Number DE-SC0000989. B.A.G. would like to thank his former students Dr. C. Campbell (3M), Prof. M. Fialkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences), Prof. R. Klajn (Weizmann Institute), and Dr. S. Smoukov (Cambridge University) for their help in the early development of NOC.
- Issue published online: 1 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 13 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 18 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Received: 19 MAR 2012
- U.S. Department of Energy. Grant Number: DE-SC0000989
- chemical networks;
- one-pot reactions;
- synthetic methods
Computational algorithms are used to identify sequences of reactions that can be performed in one pot. These predictions are based on over 86 000 chemical criteria by which the putative sequences are evaluated. The “raw” algorithmic output is then validated experimentally by performing multiple two-, three-, and even four-step sequences. These sequences “rewire” synthetic pathways around popular and/or important small molecules.