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A Hypothesis Concerning the Biosynthesis of the Obtusallene Family of Marine Natural Products via Electrophilic Bromination

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Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Cite this: Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 26, 6055–6058
Publication Date (Web):November 30, 2006
Copyright © 2006 American Chemical Society

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    A hypothesis concerning the biosynthesis of the marine natural product family the obtusallenes is proposed. Multiple electrophilic bromination events are invoked.

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