What is medicinal chemistry?-Demystifying a rapidly evolving discipline!

Selina Y.L. Holbrook, Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova

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Medicinal chemistry is a scientific discipline that has progressed rapidly over the last few decades. Facilitated by the technological advancement, the early understanding of medicinal chemistry as "synthesizing bioactive molecules" has become the connecting bridge of a variety of related scientific disciplines. This opinion article will guide you through a brief evolution of this discipline and discuss what medicinal chemistry has evolved to be in this era.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1739-1741
Number of pages3
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2017

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© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2017.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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