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W. M. Stark, M. G. Baker, P. R. Raithby, F. J. Leeper and A. R. Battersby
"The Spiro-Intermediate Proposed for Biosynthesis of the Natural Porphyrins: Synthesis and Properties of its Macrocycle"
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1985, 1294-1296. Full Text

Two structures have been synthesised containing the novel macrocycle on which is based the hypothetical spiro-intermediate for biosynthesis of the natural porphyrins; the strongly puckered conformation of the macrocycle is shown by X-ray structure analysis.

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University of Cambridge