Minimalistic graphical presentation approach for total syntheses

Kevin A. Scott, Jeffrey R. Groch, Jianhua Bao, Christopher M. Marshall, Rachel A. Allen, Steven J. Nick, Nicholas R. Lauta, Ryan E. Williams, Munaum H. Qureshi, Michael D. Delost, Jon T. Njardarson

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We report a single image minimalistic presentation format for total syntheses, wherein on the foundation of a color-coded synthetic step/complexity chart are displayed the structure of the target molecule along with five key analysis parameters (total number of steps = TNS, longest linear sequence = LLS, oxidation reduction steps = ORS, protecting group steps = PGS and productive steps = PS percentage) for the synthetic blueprint. This purpose of this concise communication format is to enable rapid viewing and comparisons of target syntheses for the benefit of teaching, studying, and mastering synthetic organic chemistry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number133062
StatePublished - Nov 5 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Analysis
  • Complexity
  • Longest linear sequence
  • Productive step
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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