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Artificial Natural Products System Synthesis

Objective

"Traditionally, natural products are classified into ""natural product families"". Within a family all congeners display specific structure elements, owing to their common biosynthetic pathway. This suggests a bio-inspired or ""collective synthesis"", as has been devised by D: W. MacMillan. However, a biosynthetic pathway is confined to these structure elements, thus limiting synthesis with regard to structure diversification. In this research proposal the applicant exemplarily devises a strategic concept to overcome these limitations, by replacing the dogma of ""retrosynthetic analysis"" with ""structure pattern recognition"". This concept is termed ""Artificial Natural Product Systems Synthesis — ANaPSyS"", and aims to supersede the current ""logic of chemical synthesis"" as a standard practice in this field.
ANaPSyS exclusively categorizes natural products based on structural relationships — regardless of biogenetic origin. The structure pattern analysis groups natural products according to their shared core structure, and thereof creates a common precursor called ""privileged intermediate (PI)"". This intermediate is resembled in each of these natural products and is architecturally less complex. As a result every member of this natural product group can originate from a different natural product family and is obtained via this ""privileged intermediate"", which serves as basis for the artificial synthetic network.
With ANaPSyS a synthetic route is not restricted to a single target structure anymore (as in conventional synthesis). In comparison with bio-inspired synthesis, which is limited to a single natural product family, ANaPSyS enables the synthesis of a whole set of natural product families. With every synthesis accomplished, the network is upgraded — hence diversification leads to a rise in revenue. As a consequence, synthetic efficiency is drastically enhanced, therefore profoundly boosting and facilitating lead structure development.
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Host institution

UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Net EU contribution
€ 1 497 000,00
Address
Universitatsstrasse 10
78464 Konstanz
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 497 000,00
Address
Universitatsstrasse 10
78464 Konstanz

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00