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Studies in terpenoid biosynthesis. Part XIV. Formation of the sesquiterpene trichodiene

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A cell-free system obtained from Trichothecium roseum mediates the biosynthesis of trichodiene (2), a hydrocarbon precursor of trichothecin (3). The isomerization and cyclization of all-trans-farnesyl pyrophosphate (1) takes place with the loss of a 1-pro-S-hydrogen atom of farnesyl pyrophosphate and its ultimate replacement by a 4-pro-S-hydrogen atom of NADPH.

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J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1976, 326-329
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Studies in terpenoid biosynthesis. Part XIV. Formation of the sesquiterpene trichodiene

R. Evans and J. R. Hanson, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1976, 326
DOI: 10.1039/P19760000326

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