Synfacts 2005(1): 0094-0094  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-872150
Synthesis of Natural Products and Potential Drugs
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Total Synthesis of (-)-α-Kainic Acid

Contributor(s): Philip Kocienski
M. M. Martinez, D. Hoppe*
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
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Publication Date:
21 September 2005 (online)


(-)-α-Kainic acid is the parent compound in the kainoid class of amino acids. Several members of this family inhibit neurotransmission.