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Here my latest illustration about "Radical strain-release photocatalysis for the synthesis of azetidine" by Dell'Amico et al.

This scientific study is all about a new method for making a type of chemical structure called azetidines, which are important in drug discovery. The researchers used a special light-driven process to create these structures from a specific starting material called azabicyclo[1.1.0]butanes (ABBs). This light-driven method is called radical strain-release (RSR) photocatalysis.

The researchers found a way to make the azetidines by shining visible light on the ABBs and using a special organic substance called a photosensitizer. This photosensitizer helps to transfer energy and activate certain chemical reactions, making the whole process work. They also tested the method on various azetidine targets, including some related to popular drugs like Celecoxib and Naproxen.

The study explains that azetidines are important in the world of drug development because they have unique properties. However, making them has been a challenge, and the researchers introduced a new, more efficient way to do it. They used a type of chemistry called radical chemistry, and the key to their success was a special organic substance that helps the chemical reactions along when exposed to light.

In simpler terms, they found a clever way to make these important chemical structures more easily and efficiently, opening up new possibilities for drug development.

In the illustration, blue light is shinning ffrom the bottom and breaking a bond into 2 radicals. An azabicyclo[1.1.0]butane is in the background waiting to react.