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Some Structural and Stereochemical Aspects of Coumarin Biosynthesis

  • David L. Dreyer
Part of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry book series (RAPT, volume 20)

Abstract

Although predictions on the course of chemical progress can be widely off the mark, the main outlines of coumarin chemistry seem to be broadly established if one takes as a criterion, the new coumarin structures reported in the past decade. With the exception of a series of 3-substituted 4-hydroxy-5-methylcoumarins, probably biosynthesized from acetate and largely confined to the tribe Vernonieae (Compositae),1 most of the structures of new coumarins reported in this period are predictable variants of established structural patterns. Methods of coumarin isolation and structure determination are straightforward by modern standards. The literature contains a sizable data base of spectroscopic parameters making structure determination a fairly routine procedure.

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Absolute Configuration Indole Alkaloid Chemical Aspect Claisen Rearrangement Meranzin Hydrate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Dreyer
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Department of AgricultureAlbanyUSA

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