—Mechanism-based screening accelerates photocatalysis research “Novel strategy could become a useful tool in the hunt for compound classes and catalysts to employ in new chemical reactions” Screening strategies to discover new catalysts or types of reactions typically count hits by the number of new products that turn up in crude reaction mixtures. Frank Glorius and colleagues of the University of Münster have decided to try a different approach: They only screen molecules for their ability to take part in a single step of a reaction. If an interaction occurs, the molecule is considered a hit. What’s more, each molecule tested is taken as a representative of an entire class of molecules, which greatly expands the scope of the screen.
by Stephen K. Ritter |
March 28, 2016