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Studies in relation to Biosynthesis. III. The structure of Eleutherinol

AJ Birch and FW Donovan

Australian Journal of Chemistry 6(4) 373 - 378
Published: 1953


1-Hydroxy-3-methyl-6,8-dimethoxynaphthalene (VII) has been synthesized and shown to be identical with a phenol obtained from the degradation of eleutherinol dimethyl ether. This synthesis establishes the formula VI for eleutherinol, in agreement with prediction on biogenetic grounds.

© CSIRO 1953

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