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[5 Jun 2011 | 5 Comments | 10,274 views]
Conophylline

Fukuyama, Tokuyama, Han-ya. ACIEE, 2011, 50, 4884. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201100981
Not a full post, but it’s time to get some of these Chemistry World articles on here.  This once is the most recent, in the June issue, and follows Tohru Fukuyama’s synthesis on Conophylline – a really neat piece of work, especially when you consider how sensitive some of the functionality here is.  How many of you knew of the Polonovski-Potier reaction?

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[13 Dec 2010 | 61 Comments | 38,373 views]
Maoecrystal V

Yep, I didn’t quite manage a new post – blame it on the ‘flu.  But I also don’t want this article on Maoecrystal V to fall between the cracks.  I think it’s awesome that this target has been conquered, but I’m not sure that this paper is the fullest explanation of the science used to do it.

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[26 Sep 2010 | 6 Comments | 12,078 views]
Agelastatins A(-F) Pt. 4

This month’s Chemistry World column, posted very much belatedly, is Movassaghi’s syntheses of Agelastatins A-F – the fourth appearance of this family on this blog.  However, this is the first appearance of the journal Chemical Science in these pages – a new all-encompassing journal from the RSC.
As an aside, I think I’ve been writing DOIs for too long now – I’m quite disappointed with the code used for Chemical Science. The relevent code for this paper is 10.1039/c0sc00351d .  What’s C0S about?

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[2 Aug 2010 | 9 Comments | 12,248 views]
Dictyosphaeric Acid A

This month’s Chemistry World piece is a rather nice synthesis of Dictyosphaeric Acid A by Richard Taylor’s group in York.

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[6 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 9,000 views]
Aplykurodinone 1

This month’s Chemistry World column is Aplykurodinone 1, a rather neat Danishefsky synthesis.

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[14 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | 7,696 views]
Polycavernoside A

Apologies for the lack of blogging, friends.  This has in part been due to a lack of free time, but also to my computer going BANG.  A wisp of smoke and an horrendous smell indicate a ‘knackered’ power supply, so it’s going to be a little while longer before I’m back in action again. In the mean time, do read my CW article from last month – Polycavernoside A.  No surprises for guessing what next months CW piece will be – those intreguingly similar publications of Englerin A (one and …

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[10 Dec 2009 | 4 Comments | 11,619 views]
Nakadomarin A

Yeah, I’ve not posted in a bit… Cephalostatin 1 is going into Chemistry World next month, but this months is also worth a read.  Darren Dixon’s synthesis of Nakadomarin A contains quite a few interesting transformation, and is very succinct.

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[23 Nov 2009 | 13 Comments | 12,635 views]
Iriomoteolide 3a

A nice bit of metathesis and use of symmetry in this latest CW article, found in this month’s Chemistry World.  The original paper is here; also worth reading is a ‘core-synthesis’ by Chada Raji Reddy, which just dropped into Org. Lett.

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[6 Oct 2009 | 14 Comments | 10,795 views]
Haplophytine

Okay, I’ve cheated you from a real post – but the Haplophytine story is a good one!  I had over 800 items in my Google Reader feed this morning, and I’m sure at least one of them will end out here!  In the mean time, check this piece out in Chemistry World.

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[31 Jul 2009 | 5 Comments | 8,799 views]
Lyconadin A

Latest piece for the RSC in Chemistry World.  A bit cheeky – I promised a new post, but that’ll have to wait a day or two.  I have been busy though – have a look here too, at an interview about the NaH debate.