Thursday, June 02, 2005

Sucrose Polyester Synthesis

This is a scheme of sucrose polyester synthesis in a anhydrous pyridine solution. This polyester may have applications as a water absorbent, biodegradable plastic for uses in water treatment chemicals, and with compounds for drug delivery systems.

Click here for a link to a referenced article displaying the polyester synthesis.

Synthesis of Acitretin

Synthesis of acitretin. Acitretin is an acidic compound that is in the class of drugs referred to as retinoates. These drugs are used for the prevention and treatment of skin malignancies, especially skin psoriasis. Psoriasis is the abnormal growth of skin cells that causes red, thickened, or scaly skin.

Here is a reference with the synthesis included.