• diterpenes
  • Using isoprene (a hemiterpene), menthol (a monoterpene), artemisinin (a sesquiterpene), and paclitaxel [better known under the registered trademark Taxol (Bristol Myers Squibb, New York)] and diterpene resin acids (diterpenes) as examples, we highlight some strategies, techniques, and results of plant terpenoid research with a strict focus on the low-molecular-weight (C 5 -C 20 ) terpenoids of specialized plant metabolism. (schoolbag.info)
  • Standard nomenclature to describe the product (e.g.1'-4 and c1'-2-3) is based on the structures of the hemiterpenes dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP) and isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP) and assigns the prime designation to the donor (carbocation) unit to distinguish it from the acceptor (allylic) unit. (enzymefunction.org)