by Dr Andy Cammidge, School of Chemistry, UEA Norwich
This tutorial will allow you to practice retrosynthetic analysis using the target molecule below. You will find that there are several different ways to complete the retrosynthesis, depending on which strategies you choose.
Instructions - click on a bond to disconnect it. To carry out a functional group interconversion click on any part of the the functional group you want to change.
Your task is to carry out a retrosynthetic analysis of the target molecule (TM) below. You should aim to disconnect back to readily available starting materials.
You may find it useful to refer to the online retrosynthesis notes which can be found here.