Biogenetic-Type Syntheses of Polyketide Metabolites

  • Th. M. Harris
  • C. M. Harris
  • K. B. Hindley
Part of the Fortschritte der Chemie Organischer Naturstoffe / Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products book series (FORTCHEMIE (closed), volume 31)


The term “polyketide” was coined in 1907 by Collie (37) and later defined more explicitly by Birch (13) to describe the aromatic natural products which are formed in nature from acetic acid via β-polycarbonyl intermediates. Biosynthetically, the polyketides arise by the acyl polymalonate route, which also produces the fatty acids. The latter are formed from linear arrays of acetate units but not via polycarbonyl intermediates.


Methyl Acetoacetate Pyrone Ring Aqueous Potassium Hydroxide Triacetic Acid Lithium Diisopropylamide 
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