This should be added to the "How Star Trek Changed the World" show Shatner hosted a couple of weeks ago on the Sci-Fi channel.
"Synthehol is a science-fictional substitute for alcohol that appears on the Star Trek:The Next Generation television series. It allows drinkers to experience all of the enjoyable, intoxicating effects of alcohol without unpleasant side-effects like hangovers."
If it really is possible, as Mr. Egghead chemistry scientist thinks it is, I can see a bright future for the first company that can bring it to market. Spring break/Marti Gras/St. Patty's/New Year's without the hangover?! Sign me up!