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Molecules 2011, 16(3), 2672-2687; doi:10.3390/molecules16032672
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Challenges and Perspectives of Chemical Biology, a Successful Multidisciplinary Field of Natural Sciences

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1 Laboratorio de Química Orgánica y Biomolecular, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia 2 Grupo de Investigaciones Ambientales, Facultad de Química Ambiental, Universidad Santo Tomás, A. A. 1076, Bucaramanga, Colombia
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Received: 9 February 2011 / Revised: 9 March 2011 / Accepted: 15 March 2011 / Published: 23 March 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Diversity Oriented Synthesis)
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Abstract

Objects, goals, and main methods as well as perspectives of chemical biology are discussed. This review is focused on the fundamental aspects of this emerging field of life sciences: chemical space, the small molecule library and chemical sensibilization (small molecule microassays).
Keywords: chemical biology; small molecule library; chemical sensibilization chemical biology; small molecule library; chemical sensibilization
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Rojas-Ruiz, F.A.; Vargas-Méndez, L.Y.; Kouznetsov, V.V. Challenges and Perspectives of Chemical Biology, a Successful Multidisciplinary Field of Natural Sciences. Molecules 2011, 16, 2672-2687.

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