Walkup, Robert D. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
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The making of a compound from available starting materials by one or more steps. Organic synthesis plays an important role in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, agriculture, molecular biology, physics, materials science, electronics, and engineering by allowing for the creation of specific molecules for scientific and technological investigations. See also: Organic chemistry
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