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The End of the Beginning for Retrosynthetic Planning

January 30, 2023
In a continuously evolving landscape of in silico chemical intelligence and machine learning, computer-assisted synthetic planning has come to the forefront in the cheminformatics field. Here, we describe the evolution and use of SYNTHIA™, a retrosynthetic design software that has continually innovated to become a strategic and cutting-edge laboratory companion at the bench of every organic chemist.

In this webinar, you will learn about:
how SYNTHIA™ was developed
the innovations that have improved the technology
the benchtop validations that have made the tool more useful.
SYNTHIA™ takes a unique approach to building an expert database of known reaction rules. It hand codes each transformation, enabling the tool to become a bench chemist’s ally by ‘learning’ chemistry much like a chemist would themselves, and suggesting diverse pathways towards their targets, thus generating ideas and providing cost-effective routes based on each user’s unique needs. As a product of over 15 years of research, this tool is poised not only to improve over time, but also to revolutionize the way chemists design pathways to their complex targets.

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