Expanding horizons of shikimic acid

@article{Rawat2013ExpandingHO,
  title={Expanding horizons of shikimic acid},
  author={Garima Rawat and Priyanka H. Tripathi and Rajendra Kumar Saxena},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2013},
  volume={97},
  pages={4277-4287}
}
Shikimic acid is an industrially important chiral compound used as a key ingredient in formulation of drug Oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu) for the treatment of swine/avian flu. The high cost and limited availability of shikimic acid isolated from plants has detained the use of this valuable building block of the drug. It is a versatile compound having many characteristic properties for many synthetic reactions particularly in pharmaceuticals and cosmetic industries. By virtue of being a natural… 
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