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Luciferin from earthworms

Posted by naturalproductman on April 18, 2014

Ilia Yampolsky and co-workers at the Russian Academy of Sciences have reported in ACIE on the isolation of luciferin from the luminous earthworm.

 

ACIE paper

Posted in Peptides, Polyenes | Leave a Comment »

Dimerization, electrochemically

Posted by naturalproductman on April 18, 2014

Phil Baran and co-workers reported in JACS on a synthesis of dixiamycin via electrochemical dimerization. I usually think of Kevin Moeller from Washington University in St. Louis when I see electrochemical reactions.

JACS paper

Posted in Dimer, Electrochemical, Indoles, Methodology, Total Synthesis | Leave a Comment »

Ingenol synthesis

Posted by naturalproductman on April 18, 2014

Phil Baran and co-workers reported in JACS on their synthesis of ingenol.

ingenol

JACS paper

Posted in Terpenoids, Total Synthesis | Leave a Comment »

Polyketide dimerizing P450s

Posted by naturalproductman on April 18, 2014

Michael Muller and co-workers reported in JACS on the identification of some P450 enzymes involved in dimerizing polyketide natural products.

JACS paper

Posted in Biosynthesis, Polyketides | Leave a Comment »

Ryanodol synthesis

Posted by naturalproductman on April 18, 2014

Masayuki Inoue and co-workers have reported in JACS on the synthesis of ryanodol.

 

JACS paper

Posted in Polycyclic, Total Synthesis | Leave a Comment »

Ni-catalyzed C-B bond from C-N bond

Posted by naturalproductman on April 4, 2014

Naoto Chatani and co-workers from Osaka University have reported in JACS on a useful transformation of a reductive cleavage of a C-N bond to form C-B and C-H bonds.

Ni

JACS paper

Posted in C-X Bond Breaking, Methodology, Nickel, Transition Metal | Leave a Comment »

Swinhoeisterol

Posted by naturalproductman on April 3, 2014

Wen Zhang and co-workers from Second Military Medical University in China have reported in Organic Letters on the isolation of swinhoeisterol.
swinhoeisterol

OL paper

Posted in Protein Targets, Seven-Membered Rings, Steroids | Leave a Comment »

Heronamides

Posted by naturalproductman on April 1, 2014

Hideaki Kakeya and co-workers from Kyoto University have reported in JACS on the isolation and activity of heronamides.

heronamides

JACS paper

Posted in Macrolactams, Polyenes | Leave a Comment »

Power of enzymes

Posted by naturalproductman on March 30, 2014

Kenji Watanabe and co-workers at Shizuoka University have reported in Chembiochem on the formation of dimeric diketopiperazine alkaloids from a cytochrome P450.

 

Chembiochem paper

Posted in Alkaloids, Cascade Reactions, Dimer, Methodology, Radical Chemistry | Leave a Comment »

Posted by naturalproductman on March 28, 2014

Hideko Koshima and co-workers from Ehime University have reported in JOC on an asymmetric photocyclization of crystals to form chiral cyclobutenols using a chiral counterion.

photocyclization

JOC paper

Posted in Asymmetric, Crystal Structure, Methodology | Leave a Comment »

 
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