Following the previous event in 2012 and 2015, the RSC and SCI are running the 3rd National Retrosynthesis competition with the final being held at RSC HQ, Burlington House on 11th March 2016. The event is open to all UK academic and industrial groups, in previous years having attracted over 150 applicants. An exciting line up of the UK’s leading academic and industrial synthetic chemists will judge the event, with the top three teams winning cutting edge scientific equipment and specifically designed trophies, donated by the sponsors. Peakdale have 2 teams in the running this years awards… good luck! The competition comprises of two rounds. The first, requiring teams to provide both a retro- and forward synthetic route to a given target which will then be judged on brevity of synthesis, feasibility in forward synthesis, elegance and style of presentation. A number of teams will be selected and will progress to the second round where they will be asked to provide a retro- and forward synthetic route for another more challenging molecule. These teams will then have the opportunity to present their routes to the judging panel and audience at the final.
For further information regarding the competition please visit the RSC website.