Adil Ghani Khan is
a final year student of BSc (Honours) in Chemistry at St. Stephens
College, Delhi University.
S V Eswaran is an accomplished Organic Chemist
and principal of Deshbandhu College, Delhi University.
The synthesis of this molecule was a landmark in organic synthesis.
It involved the masterful control of shapes of molecules to create
9 chiral centres with known absolute and relative configurations.
The concepts of absolute and induced asymmetric synthesis are here