Re: ORGLIST: Challenge: To find Reaction with most bond forms/cleaves (fwd)

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From: G.P.Moss (G.P.Moss$##$qmw.ac.uk)
Date: Mon Nov 30 1998 - 06:43:30 EST


If you include enzymic reactions then an 11-bond example is the
cyclisation of squalene epoxide to a number of triterpenoids such as
hopanol. In the laboratory this type of acid catalysed cyclisation does
occur but I doubt if an 11-bond example is known.

Gerry Moss
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