Issue Date: February 26, 2007
Quinine Revisited ... Again
IF MOLECULES were mythical figures, quinine would be chemistry's Helen of Troy—the structure that launched a thousand research projects. Louis Pasteur, William Henry Perkin, Robert Burns Woodward, Gilbert Stork—quinine has bewitched chemistry's brightest lights for more than 150 years.
Now, the antimalarial alkaloid has captured the imagination of chemical history researcher Jeffrey I. Seeman. By combing through old letters, research publications, and news clippings, Seeman has tried to unravel the so-called myth of the first . . .
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