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Molecules 2007, 12(3), 406-414; doi:10.3390/12030406

The Synthesis and Natural Distribution of the Major Ketone Constituents in Echinacea pallida

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1 Iowa State University Department of Chemistry, Ames, IA 50011, USA 2 Iowa State University Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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Received: 8 February 2007 / Revised: 7 March 2007 / Accepted: 7 March 2007 / Published: 10 March 2007
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The first synthesis of a series of ketones naturally occurring in E. pallida is described. The natural distribution of these ketones among different Echinacea species is also reported.
Keywords: Echinacea; synthesis; diaetylenic ketones Echinacea; synthesis; diaetylenic ketones
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Kraus, G.A.; Bae, J.; Wu, L.; Wurtele, E. The Synthesis and Natural Distribution of the Major Ketone Constituents in Echinacea pallida. Molecules 2007, 12, 406-414.

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