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Biosynthesis of several mono- and sesqui-terpenes that possess E or Z double bonds, or which are generally considered to be derived from precursors possessing such geometries, involved loss of the pro-4S hydrogen of mevalonate in the construction of the double bond. These results confirm and extend previous observations. A recent claim to have newly discovered such a stereochemical correlation is rejected. © 1985.




V. Banthorpe, D., A. Bunton, C., Cori, O., & J.O. Francis, M. (1985). Correlation between loss of pro-chiral hydrogen and E, Z geometry in isoprenoid biosynthesis. Phytochemistry, 24(2), 251–252. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9422(00)83530-X

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