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Issue 21, 1987
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Use of the cyclopropylcarbinyl test to detect a radical-like intermediate in penicillin biosynthesis

Abstract

Cyclisation of the cyclopropyl-containing substrates (6) and (7) by the enzyme isopenicillin N synthetase (IPNS) gave the bicyclic β-lactams (9) and (10), respectively; these products support the hypothesis that a carbon-centred free radical or equivalent iron–carbon bonded intermediate is involved in the carbon–sulphur bond formation.

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J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1987, 1661-1663
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Use of the cyclopropylcarbinyl test to detect a radical-like intermediate in penicillin biosynthesis

J. E. Baldwin, R. M. Adlington, B. P. Domayne-Hayman, G. Knight and H. Ting, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1987, 1661
DOI: 10.1039/C39870001661

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