The stereochemical fate of (2RS,5R)- and (2RS,5S)-[5-3H] ornithine in clavulanic acid biosynthesis

Craig A. Townsend, Meng Fei Ho, Shi Shan Mao

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Abstract

The 5-pro(R) hydrogen of ornithine is retained in the biosynthesis of clavulanic acid where it assumes the 9-pro(S) position with overall inversion of configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)638-639
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine

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