Marine natural products
Marine natural products are vital factors of biologically active agents and marine organisms such as tunicates, sponges, soft corals and molluscs said to have harvested various bioactive compounds. In a range of cases marine natural products have indeed entered the commercial stage. Typically the very potent natural products are fabricated in very limited amounts, and due to the advancements in technological expertise over the past two decades , the number of molecules has grown and the volumes required to elucidate the structure have dropped. Hence, it is of interest to design and improve methods that would make these marine natural products available through synthetic organic chemistry in the laboratory.