Biogenesis of the Carbon Skeleton of Glycerinopyrin: A New Biosynthetic Pathway for Pyrroles

Monika Schönewolf, Jürgen Rohr

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Abstract

Ring closure of the amino acid leucine 1 and its esterification with glycerol 2 embodies a novel biogenesis of the naturally occurring glycerinopyrin 3. Such a methyl‐substituted fivemembered nitrogen heterocycle occurs otherwise in nature only without the N‐hydroxyl group in an ant phermone and might be formed in this way. The novel biosynthetic pathway to the pyrroles, the “Pigments of Life”, is of great biochemical interest. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry

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