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The importance of asking “how and why?” in natural product structure elucidation

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Covering: up to 2017

This review highlights why careful consideration of the biosynthetic origin (the how) and the biological function (the why) of a natural product can be so useful during the determination of its structure. Recent examples of structural reassignments inspired by biosynthetic and functional insights will be presented. This review will demonstrate the importance of viewing the origin, structure and function of a natural product as intertwined threads of a single story, best viewed as a whole rather than as discrete topics.

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The article was received on 06 Apr 2017 and first published on 29 Aug 2017


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C7NP00025A
Citation: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2017, Advance Article
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    The importance of asking “how and why?” in natural product structure elucidation

    P. D. Brown and A. L. Lawrence, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7NP00025A

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