Oxidative cascades: a facile biosynthetic strategy for the assembly of complex molecules.
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Electron-rich aromatic compounds undergo a facile tandem reaction sequence involving an iterative two-electron oxidation/aromatization. This review will describe the application of this motif to the synthesis of dimethylbenzimidazole, pyoverdine, actinomycin, cystodytin, pyrroloquinoline quinone, and the cataract pigment.
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Dorrestein, P., & Begley, T. P.
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Dorrestein, Pieter||Begley, Tadhg P