Monoaryl Natural Products

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Abstract

In this brief review we will generally restrict ourselves to monoaryl compounds found in woody plants of commercial interest in forestry and agriculture. Because similar monoaryl compounds are often found both in wood and in bark and because there is growing interest in whole-tree utilization, as well as in the use of plant phenols and other extractives as chemicals and other technical products, we will also include bark. Monoaryl compounds in leaves, needles, or other parts of trees — in particular when they illustrate interesting structural features — will be noted to some extent in relation to the chemistry of wood to which they may be translocated.