Recent articles – Oct. 6th, 2018

From the Journal of Natural Products

Bromopyrrole Alkaloid Inhibitors of the Proteasome Isolated from a Dictyonella sp. Marine Sponge Collected at the Amazon River Mouth


From Nature

Major publishers sue ResearchGate over copyright infringement – Elsevier and the American Chemical Society say that the academic-networking website violates US copyright law.

University tenure decisions still gloss over scientists’ public outreach – Analysis of internal documents shows that promotions and tenure largely depend on metrics such as the number of publications and citations.

Co-production from proposal to paper – Three examples show how public participation in research can be extended at every step of the process to generate useful knowledge.

The best research is produced when researchers and communities work together – Knowledge generated in partnership with the public and policymakers is more likely to be useful to society and should be encouraged.

‘Test-tube’ evolution wins Chemistry Nobel Prize – Frances Arnold, Gregory Winter and George Smith controlled evolution in the lab to produce greener technologies and new medicines.

Better teachers are needed to improve science education – The latest training techniques emphasize classroom practice and design thinking.

Expanding the reach of science – Science education could bring new opportunities to developing countries.

Science and technology education – Science education is being modernized to give students the skills they will need for jobs in the future.

From Organic Letters

Plagiochianins A and B, Two ent-2,3-seco-Aromadendrane Derivatives from the Liverwort Plagiochila duthiana


One-Pot Total Synthesis of Evodiamine and Its Analogues through a Continuous Biscyclization Reaction


Total Synthesis of the Proposed Structure of Mycobactin J


Divergent Coupling of 2-Carbonyl-anilines and Diazo-cyclopentanones: Asymmetric Total Synthesis of (+)-Leucomidine A


From Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

First enantioselective total synthesis of altersolanol A

Total synthesis, structural revision and biological evaluation of γ-elemene-type sesquiterpenes