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Biomimetic synthesis of Tramadol

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Tramadol has recently been isolated from the roots and bark of Nauclea latifolia. A plausible biosynthetic pathway has been proposed and the product–precursor relationship has been probed by 13C position-specific isotope analysis. By further exploring this pathway, we demonstrate that a key step of the proposed pathway can be achieved using mild conditions that mimic in vivo catalysis.

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The article was received on 17 Jul 2015, accepted on 05 Aug 2015 and first published on 05 Aug 2015

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05948H
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Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 14451-14453

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    Biomimetic synthesis of Tramadol

    F. Lecerf-Schmidt, R. Haudecoeur, B. Peres, M. M. Ferreira Queiroz, L. Marcourt, S. Challal, E. Ferreira Queiroz, G. Sotoing Taiwe, T. Lomberget, M. Le Borgne, J. Wolfender, M. De Waard, R. J. Robins and A. Boumendjel, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 14451
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05948H

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