Progress in the Preparation of Jatrophane Diterpenes

Uwe Rinner*

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The Euphorbiaceae family of plants is one of the largest in the plant kingdom and over the last few decades a vast number of structurally complex and compelling terpenoid natural products have been isolated from the milky latices of Euphorbiaceae species. This review provides a brief overview of the biosynthetic routes leading to Euphorbiaceae diterpenes and outlines their pronounced biological properties. Synthetic approaches to jatrophane diterpenes, an important class of Euphorbiaceae diterpenes, are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3197-3219
Number of pages23
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


  • Biological activities
  • Biosynthesis
  • Natural products
  • Synthetic methods
  • Terpenoids
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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