I attend college at Kettering University. I am a chemistry major in an organic chemistry lab. We are doing a project on the synthesis of a drug -- in this case Prozac. I've spent approximately 8 hours searching online, but the only decent thing I have come up with is...[url=http://redpoll.pharmacy.ualberta.ca/drugbank/cgi-bin/getCard.cgi?CARD=APRD00530
I tried searching google for "Synthesis of Fluoxetine," "Synthesis of 3-phenyl-3-[4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]-propan-1-amine," and countless others. I've searched numerous patent numbers, but none leading me where I need to be.
In addition to explaining the synthesis, I need to give the percent yields for each step as well as the atmospheric conditions. Furthermore, my starting compound can have no more than 6 carbons.
Can someone give me some good sources to investigate? From the way my teacher described the project, it is basically a "get lucky" and stumble upon all the completed work on the internet. Unfortunately, I'm not getting lucky with Prozac.
Thanks for reading and all the future help.
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