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Epimers vs. inverse epimers: the C-1 configuration in alnumycin A1

List of Authors: Tahtinen P, Oja T, Dreiack N, Mantsala P, Niemi J, Metsa-Ketela M, Klika KD


Publication year: 2012

Journal: RSC Advances

Journal name in source: RSC ADVANCES

Journal acronym: RSC ADV

Number in series: 12

Volume number: 2

Issue number: 12

Number of pages: 3

ISSN: 2046-2069


The determination of whether two stereoisomers constitute an epimeric pair or if they differ in their configuration at all stereogenic centers bar one can be deceptive, and even more problematic than just absolute configuration determination per se. The latter stereochemical relationship is hereby defined as a pair of inverse epimers and is exemplified by alnumycin A1 to introduce the concept.

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