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Institute of Environmental Research

Department of Chemistry

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Technische Universität Dortmund




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Official press release of Angewandte Chemie on the synthetic origin of tramadol

Paper on the synthetic origin of tramadol featured on the cover of Angewandte Chemie


Selected Publications:



"Synthetic origin of tramadol in the environment": Kusari, S.; Tatsimo, S. J. N.; Zühlke, S.; Spiteller, M. (2015): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, in press [Hot Paper]

"Tramadol – a true natural product?": Kusari, S.; Tatsimo, S. J. N.; Zühlke, S.; Talontsi, F. M.; Kouam, S. F.; Spiteller, M. (2014) Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53, 12073-12272; VIP - Very Important Paper. [Angewandte Chemie 126, 12269-12272]

"Antibacterial secondary metabolites from an endophytic fungus, Eupenicillium sp. LG41": LI, G.; KUSARI, S.; LAMSHÖFT, M.; SCHÜFFLER, A.; LAATSCH, H.; SPITELLER, M. (2014): Journal of Natural Products, 77, 2335-2341

"Endophytes are hidden producers of maytansine in Putterlickia roots": KUSARI, S.; LAMSHÖFT, M.; KUSARI, P.; GOTTFRIED, S.; ZÜHLKE, S.; LOUVEN, K.; HENTSCHEL, U.; KAYSER, O.; SPITELLER, M. (2014): Journal of Natural Products, 77, 2577-2584 (selected as ACS Editors Choice article; covered by C&EN magazine-Dec 2014 edition)

"Natural products containing ‘decalin’ motif in microorganisms" Li, G.; Kusari, S.; Spiteller, M. (2014): Natural Product Reports,31, 1175-1201

"Chemical Ecology of Endophytic Fungi: Origins of Secondary Metabolites": Kusari, S.; Hertweck, C.; Spiteller, M. (2012): Chemistry & Biology, 19, 792-798

"Are we ready for industrial production of bioactive plant secondary metabolites utilizing endophytes?": Kusari, S.; Spiteller, M. (2011): Natural Product Reports, 28, 1203-1207

"Urinary excretion of morphine and biosynthetic precursors in mice": Grobe, N.; Lamshöft, M.; Orth, R. G.; Dräger, B.; Kutchan, T. M.; Zenk, M. H.; Spiteller, M.: PNAS, May 4, 2010, vol. 107, no. 18, 8147–8152