Grandma Was Right Again! – Separation of Shikimic Acid from Pine Needles

Here’s a link to the study. Shikimic acid is used as a precursor for the synthesis of oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu®), which is used as an anti-viral for the H5N1 strain. As concern for this virus increases, demand for medicinal products capable of treating it increases, while shikimic acid resources remain…

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