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Biomimetic Synthesis of Tangutorine Following New Biogenetic Proposals

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posted on 2009-05-07, 00:00 authored by Rim Salame, Edmond Gravel, Karine Leblanc, Erwan Poupon
Following new biosynthetic proposals, an expeditious synthesis of tangutorine, an indolic alkaloid from Nitraria tangutorum has been achieved in three steps from simple C5 lysine-derived units. The work also includes further insights into the biosynthesis of Nitraria alkaloids.