Exercises in Organic Synthesis Based on Synthetic Drugs

Exercises in Organic Synthesis Based on Synthetic Drugs

Exercises in Organic Synthesis Based on Synthetic Drugs presents information on topics about the synthesis of biologically active compounds which are used against a range of diseases in both humans ...
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Fluorine in Drug Discovery

Pp. 209-227 (19)

Marcus Vinícius Nora de Souza

Abstract

Fluorine chemistry is an important area that made a significant impact on drug discovery development, which can be seen by a large number of drugs in the market containing this chemical element. The success of drugs containing fluorine atoms in its structures is due to its chemical properties compared to the other elements, providing several advantages in drug discovery. Some of these advantages are better metabolic stability, avoiding undesired metabolizations, and improving the bioavailability of the drugs, among others. Due to its importance in drug discovery, the exercises below are focused on fluorine chemistry.

Keywords:

Bioactive compounds, Catalyst, Chemical transformations, Combinatorial chemistry, Drugs, Exercises, Fluorine, Heteroaromatic compounds, Medicinal chemistry, Molecules, Reaction conditions, Reagents, Retrosynthetic analysis, Substances, Synthesis, Synthons.

Affiliation:

FioCruz-Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21040-900, Brazil.