21. The Diels–Alderase Never Ending Story

  1. Prof. Dr. Erwan Poupon2 and
  2. Dr. Bastien Nay3
  1. Atsushi Minami and
  2. Hideaki Oikawa

Published Online: 21 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527634606.ch21

Biomimetic Organic Synthesis

Biomimetic Organic Synthesis

How to Cite

Minami, A. and Oikawa, H. (2011) The Diels–Alderase Never Ending Story, in Biomimetic Organic Synthesis (eds E. Poupon and B. Nay), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527634606.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Université Paris-Sud 11, Faculté du Pharmacie, 5, rue Jean-Baptiste Clément, 92260 Châtenay-Malabry, France

  2. 3

    Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Unité Molécules de Communication et Adaptation des Micro-organismes associée au CNRS (UMR 7245), 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France

Author Information

  1. Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Science, Division of Chemistry, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527325801

Online ISBN: 9783527634606



  • Diels–Alderase;
  • lovastatin nonaketide synthase;
  • macrophomate synthase;
  • solanapyrone synthase


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Diels–Alderases Found in Nature

  • Intramolecular Diels–Alder Reactions Possibly Catalyzed by Dehydratase or DH-Red-Domain of PKS or Hybrid PKS-NRPS

  • Diels–Alder Reactions after Formation of Reactive Substrates by Oxidation Enzymes

  • Summary

  • References