Square One

Thanks to research I conducted for a chemistry major class, I selected a second derivative from the few I had compiled earlier.  This derivative was not so miraculous.  The synthesis was less than stellar but with help I was able to make it using another procedure.  Then, I moved on to purification which was not as good.  Surely all the reasons why I decided this derivative my second pick became even more so apparent.  In order to find more alternatives, I researched new derivatives.