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Organic chemistry

Triumph for unnatural synthesis

Nature crafts many molecules from common precursors, but this approach isn't always possible in chemical synthesis. A strategy for synthesizing a family of natural products succeeds by ignoring nature's blueprint. See Article p.461

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Figure 1: A synthetic strategy for making resveratrol-derived polyphenols.


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