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Collaborative synthesis


A chemical synthesis has led to the reassignment of the molecular structure of the naturally occurring compound citrinalin B. This, in turn, helps to untangle the biochemical origins of an intriguing family of natural products. See Article p.318

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Figure 1: A structural inconsistency.
Figure 2: Key step in the synthesis of ent-citrinalin B.


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