Unusual pulvinic acid dimers from the common fungi Scleroderma citrinum (common earthball) and Chalciporus piperatus (peppery bolete)

Monika Winner, Alberto Giménez, Helga Schmidt, Bernd Sontag, Bert Steffan, Wolfgang Steglich

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Abstract

What do some fungi have in common with chemists? Common earthballs (see picture) and peppery boletes are true artists in natural product synthesis. In few biosynthetic steps they assemble structurally fascinating alicyclic pigments from simple aromatic precursors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1883-1886
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume43
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Biosynthesis
  • Fungi
  • Natural products
  • Pulvinic acids
  • Triquinanes

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