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Decaturin C synthesis

Posted by naturalproductman on September 19, 2012

Hirosato Takikawa and co-workers at Kobe University have reported in Tetrahedron on the synthesis of decaturin C, a compound with insecticidal properties. I was curious about the hemiketal formation – whether or not the hemiketal is formed completely or it is in equilibrium with the ketone.

decaturin C

Tetrahedron paper

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