Syntheses relevant to vitamin B12 biosynthesis: Synthesis of (±)faktor-I octamethyl ester

Simon P.D. Turner, Michael H. Block, Zhi Chu Sheng, Steven C. Zimmerman, Alan R. Battersby

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Faktor-I, the chlorin which arises by aromatisation of the mono-C-methylated intermediate on the biosynthetic pathway to vitamin B12, has been synthesised in racemic form as its octamethyl ester by ring-closing the macrocycle photochemically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-585
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Series Chemical Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine


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