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Molecules 2009, 14(12), 5362-5366;

Discovery of Artemisinin (Qinghaosu)

Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100700, China
Received: 9 December 2009 / Accepted: 18 December 2009 / Published: 21 December 2009
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Artemisinin (Qinghaosu), a new antimalarial drug, was discovered in China in the early 1970s. The discovery of artemisinin is attributed to You-You Tu, at that time a middle-aged phytochemist working in the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The following paragraph provides a brief summary of her discovery. [...] View Full-Text
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