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Science  04 Jul 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4452, pp. 89-95
DOI: 10.1126/science.209.4452.89


Chemical synthesis is the ultimate source of most of the new materials that serve society. Progress in chemical synthesis depends on comparable advances in other branches of chemistry, such as in analysis, methods for determining the intimate details of chemical structures and of reaction mechanisms, and theories of chemical structure and reactions. Recent progress in some of these areas of chemistry is described.