Synthesis

 

The creation of organic functional systems is an excellent, fruitful exercise in multistep organic synthesis with a meaning. The distinguishing ability of chemists to create, in principle, any new molecule from scratch is practiced and refined. As an example, the straightforward synthesis of mechanosensitive fluorescent probes from small, commercially available starting materials is outlined below.

Reference: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015.