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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 12, No. 3, 1979, pp.349-351
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1979-03-0349
An Oxazole and Its Precursor in Amyris balsamifera

Basil Burke,* Helen Parkins, and Ann Marie Talbot

*Department of Chemistry, Mona Campus, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica


The discovery of the oxazole, balsoxin (6), and the β-hydroxy-β-phenylethylamide, balsamide (4), constitutes further evidence for the biogenetic relationship between these types of compounds. The structures and correlation of these compounds are presented.