The quinine connection.

  • D Greenwood
  • Published 1992 in The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy


Quinine, an alkaloid derived from the bark of the cinchona tree was brought to Europe from Peru in the 17th century. Isolation of quinine and other cinchona alkaloids was achieved in France in the early part of the 19th century and uncertainties of supply of the bark stimulated efforts to synthesize quinine. While attempting synthesis, the young chemist… (More)


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