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Penitrem biosynthesis

Posted by naturalproductman on April 12, 2015

Hideaki Oikawa and co-workers at Hokkaido University have reported in ACIE on the enzymatic biosynthesis of penitrem.


ACIE paper

Posted in Biosynthesis, Cyclobutanes, Diterpene, Enzymes, Indoles | Leave a Comment »

VUlgarisin A

Posted by naturalproductman on May 6, 2014

Weidong Pan and co-workers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have reported in Organic Letters on the isolation of vulgarisin A.

vulgarisin A

OL paper

Posted in Cancer, Cyclobutanes, Diterpenoids, lung | Leave a Comment »

Bielschowskysin core

Posted by naturalproductman on April 17, 2012

Johann Mulzer and co-workers at the University of Vienna have reported in Organic Letters on the synthesis of the tricyclic core of bielschowskysin.  Surprisingly, that cyclobutane with the five membered ring is stable in many different conditions (ie:  LiOH).


OL paper

Posted in Cycloaddition, Cyclobutanes, Methodology, Pericyclic reactions, Polycyclic, [2+2] | Leave a Comment »


Posted by naturalproductman on February 23, 2012

Dong-Chan Oh and co-workers from Seoul National University have reported in Organic Letters on the isolation of tripartilactam from a bacteria found in a dung beetle’s brood ball.


OL paper

Posted in Cyclobutanes, Lactams | Leave a Comment »


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