Using scanning probe microscopy, a team from IBM was able to visualize the structure of cephalandole A. Previously, the structure of the natural product had been incorrect and then fixed, and this method, the researchers say in their Nature Chemistry paper, gives an accurate determination of its chemical structure." At In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe says that "it's quite possible that as this technique goes on that it could become a real structure-determination tool," though he cautions that it is still "early days."
Just One Molecule
Aug 05, 2010