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ortho-Quinone Methides in Natural Product Synthesis

Authors

  • Nicky J. Willis,

    1. School of Biological and Chemical Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS (UK), Fax: (+44) 20-7882-7427
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  • Dr. Christopher D. Bray

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    1. School of Biological and Chemical Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS (UK), Fax: (+44) 20-7882-7427
    • School of Biological and Chemical Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS (UK), Fax: (+44) 20-7882-7427
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Abstract

ortho-Quinone methides (o-QMs) are emerging as highly useful intermediates, the inherent reactivity of which can be used in linchpin reactions for the construction of complex natural products. This review encompasses the major contributions in this field, exemplifying the major strategies and reactivity modes which can be applied.

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