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Total Synthesis of Russuphelol: A Case of Mistaken Chirality

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posted on 19.09.2014, 00:00 by M. Quamar Salih, Christopher M. Beaudry
The chlorohydroquinone tetramer, russuphelol, does not have stereocenters; however, it was reported as a chiral optically active substance with stable enantiomeric conformations. The natural product is synthesized in six steps and 14% overall yield. Synthetic material was used to experimentally investigate its chiral properties.

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