Bioorganic chemistry

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Bioorganic chemistry is a rapidly growing scientific discipline that combines organic chemistry and biochemistry. While biochemistry aims at understanding biological processes using chemistry, bioorganic chemistry attempts to expand organic-chemical researches (that is, structures, synthesis, and kinetics) toward biology. When investigating metalloenzymes and cofactors, bioorganic chemistry overlaps bioinorganic chemistry. Biophysical organic chemistry is a term used when attempting to describe intimate details of molecular recognition by bioorganic chemistry. [1]

Bioorganic chemistry is that branch of life science that deals with the study of biological processes using chemical methods.


  1. Nelson J. Leonard, Bioorganic chemistry-a scientific endeavour in continuous transition Pure & Appl. Chem., Vol. 66, No. 4, pp. 659-662.