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Molecules 2008, 13(8), 1942-2038; doi:10.3390/molecules13081942

Asymmetric Synthesis of Naturally Occuring Spiroketals

Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, India
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Received: 21 July 2008 / Revised: 22 August 2008 / Accepted: 22 August 2008 / Published: 28 August 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spiro Compounds)
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Spiroketals are widely found as substructures of many naturally occurring compounds from diverse sources including plants, animals as well as microbes. Naturally occurring spiroketals are biologically active and most of them are chiral molecules. This article aims at reviewing the asymmetric synthesis of biologically active spiroketals for last 10 years (1998-2007).
Keywords: Synthesis; Asymmetric; Natural product; Spiroketal Synthesis; Asymmetric; Natural product; Spiroketal
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Raju, B.R.; Saikia, A.K. Asymmetric Synthesis of Naturally Occuring Spiroketals. Molecules 2008, 13, 1942-2038.

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