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Nahuoic acid

Posted by naturalproductman on February 3, 2016

Raymond Andersen and co-workers reported in JOC on the isolation of nahuoic acid. They used Rychnovsky’s method to determine the relative stereochemistry of the alcohols.


JOC paper

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Why natural products are important

Posted by naturalproductman on February 10, 2012

David Newman and colleague at NCI have reported in the Journal of Natural Products on a summary of natural products research over the past thirty years.  Good stuff…

natural products

JNP paper

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Some classic references

Posted by naturalproductman on August 24, 2011

Over the past century there have been many papers that revolutionized synthetic chemistry. I ‘ve decided to post some papers that have done so.

W. Clark Still’s 1978 JOC paper on chromatographic separations:

JOC paper

Common laboratory solvents in NMR:

JOC paper (1997)

Organometallics paper (Fulmer’s 2010 update)


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