A Simple Solution for the Synthesis of Lignans


Published: 21Feb2015

Graduate student Anna Albertson and Assistant Professor Jean-Philip Lumb report a novel, bio-inspired approach to lignan natural products, which solves a longstanding challenge of mimicking their biosynthesis in the lab. The method provides an exceptionally efficient route to the furanolignans tanegool and pinoresinol. The work was recently published in Angewandte Chemie.

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Jean-Philip Lumb
jean-philip.lumb [at] mcgill.ca