combinatorial chemistry

noun

com·​bi·​na·​to·​ri·​al chemistry ˌkäm-bə-nə-ˈtōr-ē-əl-, kəm-ˌbī-nə-, -ˈtȯr- How to pronounce combinatorial chemistry (audio)
: a branch of applied chemistry concerned with the rapid synthesis and screening of large numbers of different but related chemical compounds generated from a mixture of known building blocks in order to recover new substances optimally suited for a specific function
using combinatorial chemistry to develop new pharmaceuticals and catalysts

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“Combinatorial chemistry.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/combinatorial%20chemistry. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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