|Ball-and-stick model of the camphoric acid molecule,|
an oxidation product of camphor.
(Black: Carbon(C), White: Hydrogen(H), Red: Oxygen (O)
If these catalysts realize their potential it will allow new therapeutics to be made in less than an hour rather than weeks. The new compounds can then be used in high throughput screening, something at which the PHERAstar FS from BMG LABTECH excels.
The original article from JACS is entitled: Catalyst-Controlled Aliphatic C–H Oxidations with a Predictive Model for Site-Selectivity.