Quinine

May 14, 2007
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Quinine, is an extract from the bark of the cinchona tree that has been used for more than three hundred years as an anti-malarial. Woodward—Doering/Rabe—Kindler total synthesis of quinine ushered in the modern era of synthetic organic chemistry. The first stereoselective synthesis was reported in 2001.

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