25 March 2011
Cocaine Without The Drug Barons
My blogger feed has just yielded, doi/abs/10.1021/jo200069m a paper that describes the, "Total Synthesis of (−)-Cocaine and (−)-Ferruginine".
When I wrote about, "No Future For Cocaine" that should've read, no future for cocaine from coca plants. If you can synthesise the product in your shed you can disintermediate the criminals. As the chemistry develops, this is what is happening.