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Contains information on the most important Name Reactions and keywords for the field of organic synthesis.
A graphical index of bond types provides links to search for specific transformations of interest and locate examples to use in solving synthetic problems.
The Protecting Groups list contains stability data for the most important groups. The coverage of current protection and deprotection methods will be expanded over the course of 2009.
Total synthesis has its roots in the mid-19th century, primarily as means for confirmation of structures. Today, scale-up and analogue synthesis of recently uncovered biochemically active species is more important.