(Chemical Equation Presented) A biomimetic pathway to lucilactaene (1) from NG-391 has been developed which involves stereoselective reactions under very mild conditions. It was demonstrated that 1 racemizes rapidly, and the conditions under which racemization occurs were elucidated. Lucilactaene (1) isolated under neutral conditions is racemic, which suggests that either the natural product is racemized rapidly in the mycelia, or racemic 1 is biosynthesized.
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