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ESR Rupert Coy on innovative pharmaceutical synthesis for El País newspaper

Rupert Coy writes about a revolutionary new method to cheaply produce drugs

March 15, 2019 by Bruno Martin

Drawing inspiration from the chemical properties of batteries, a diverse and international group of scientists lead by Phil Baran from the Scrippts Institute in La Jolla has devised a new method which is "cheap and robust" and "technically feasible" to synthesise drugs that previously required costly and dangerous chemical reactions. Rupert Coy reports in El País:


Link to the original paper (Scalable and safe synthetic organic electroreduction inspired by Li-ion battery chemistry) in Science