The organising committee would like to thank all of the teams who entered the competition for their contributions as well as the judges, guests, attendees, sponsors and exhibitors for their significant input into the event. We would particularly like to thank the SCI and Royal Society of Chemistry for their generous support for this year’s competition, which included the donation of a year’s SCI membership to all the members of the winning team and free attendance at a one day SCI conference as well as free attendance at the RSC Heterocyclic and Synthesis group’s January meeting.
Based upon enthusiastic positive feedback from participants and special guests on the day the competition was hugely successful, underlining the key central importance of synthetic organic chemistry in both fundamental and applied research in the UK. Taking that positive momentum forwards, the organising committee has already begun their planning for the 7th National Retrosynthesis Competition, which will start in October 2019 with the final to be held in March 2020. For further details on the next competition follow us on Twitter @UKRetroComp