Skip navigation to content

« Back to news items

St Andrews chemists win the 2016 National Retrosynthesis competition.

Thursday 31 March 2016

(from left:  Ross Chisholm; Aileen Frost; Kevin Kasten; Thomas West; Stefania Musolino; Claire Young; James Taylor)

‌A team of organic chemists from the Andy Smith and James Taylor groups won the Royal Society of Chemistry, National ‌Retrosynthesis competition at Burlington House in London on 11th March. 

The team presented the most elegant synthesis approach to a complex natural product (structure below) to beat nine other teams from academia and industry, and won a nice glass trophy!