Welcome to Natural Product Reports Issue 8, 2012
Featuring on this month’s cover is work by Hajer Abdelkafi and Bastien Nay at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (CNRS-MNHN, Paris, France) on natural products from the Cephalotaxus sp., which belongs to the Cephalotaxaceae family of conifers.
This genus has showed to provide both interesting alkaloids with anticancer potential, and original norditerpene tropones with cytotoxic activity. In this review article the authors present a phytochemical update and discuss the total synthesis of alkaloids and terpenoids in detail.
Natural products from Cephalotaxus sp.: chemical diversity and synthetic aspects
Hajer Abdelkafi and Bastien Nay
Why not also read in this issue:
Robert A. Hill and Andrew Sutherland’s Hot off the Press showcasing a personal selection of 32 recent papers covering current developments in bioorganic chemistry and novel natural products such as lycojaponicumin A from Lycopodium japonicum:
- Hot off the Press
Robert A. Hill and Andrew Sutherland
- Biosynthesis of mycobacterial methylglucose lipopolysaccharides
Vitor Mendes, Ana Maranha, Susana Alarico and Nuno Empadinhas
- The generation of “unNatural” products: Synthetic biology meets synthetic chemistry
Rebecca J. M. Goss, Sreejith Shankar and Antoine Abou Fayad
- Diterpenoids of terrestrial origin
James R. Hanson
- Strained cyclophane natural products: Macrocyclization at its limits
Tanja Gulder and Phil S. Baran
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