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An update on lignans: natural products and synthesis

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Covering: 2005 to 2008

Lignans are a class of secondary metabolites derived from the oxidative dimerization of two phenylpropanoid units. This review covers the source, chemistry and bioactivities of natural lignans, and highlights the total syntheses of some lignans and asymmetric syntheses of their motifs.

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Submitted
03 Jun 2009
First published
13 Aug 2009

Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009,26, 1251-1292
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An update on lignans: natural products and synthesis

J. Pan, S. Chen, M. Yang, J. Wu, J. Sinkkonen and K. Zou, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009, 26, 1251
DOI: 10.1039/B910940D

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