Taxol - a chiral auxiliary case study

IB Chemistry: Taxol - a chiral auxiliary case study

Paclitaxel, (which has the trade name of Taxol) is an incredibly complex molecule with no fewer than eleven chiral centres. It is possible to get side-tracked into some very complicated chemistry when teaching this topic so it helps to keep clear in your mind exactly what this topic is covering. The following checklist may help.1. Natural source of taxolTaxol is an effective chemotherapeutic agent that occurs naturally,...


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