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Abietic acid is a useful precursor for synthesis of various natural products including diterpenes and steroids.
Nils Fries.; Klaus Serck-Hanssen.; Lena Häll Dimberg.; Olof Theander. Abietic acid, and activator of basidiospore germination in ectomycorrhizal species of the genus Suillus (Boletaceae). Experimental Mycology. 1987, 11 (4), 360-363.
R.E. Lafever.; B.S. Vogel.; R. Croteau. Diterpenoid Resin Acid Biosynthesis in Conifers: Enzymatic Cyclization of Geranylgeranyl Pyrophosphate to Abietadiene, the Precursor of Abietic Acid. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 1994, 313 (1), 139-149.
Useful precursor for synthesis of various natural products including diterpenes and steroids. Review: Sci. Pharm., 53, 173 (1985).
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
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