Biogenesis of the Strychnos Alkaloids

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ROBINSON 1 and Schöpf2 have developed with conspicuous success the concept that a fundamental reaction of biogenesis involves the condensation between an amino (or ‘imino) group, a carbonyl group and an anionoid centre:

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WOODWARD, R. Biogenesis of the Strychnos Alkaloids. Nature 162, 155–156 (1948) doi:10.1038/162155a0

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