Slim and scum: Natural products from land and sea
Prinsep, M. (2000). Slim and scum: Natural products from land and sea. CHEM NZ, 81, 37-44.
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To a natural-products chemist, the term "natural products" does not refer to all compounds from natural sources, as the name might imply. It is specifically used to refer to compounds known as secondary metabolites, structurally complex molecules, often of unknown function, with very limited biological distribution.
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