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Transforming terpene feedstock into polyketide architecture

The Cu-catalyzed synthesis of skipped 1,4-dienes from allylic acetates and vinyl-Grignard reagents is key to bidirectional modifications of acyclic terpene acetates. As a result, trisubstituted double bond containing subunits can be readily transferred into complex polyketides from inexpensive bulk terpenes.

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