Biomimetic studies on polyenes Academic Article uri icon


  • The crispatenes and SNF4435 C&D are complex polypropionate derived natural products. The core structures of these compounds along with a complex unnatural structure can be easily prepared from a common polyene precursor simply by variation of the reaction conditions. The reaction pathways provide insight into the biosynthesis of these complex natural products.


  • Moses, John E
  • Baldwin, Jack E
  • Brückner, Sébastien
  • Eade, Serena J
  • Adlington, Robert M

publication date

  • November 7, 2003