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Structure of the methanofurans

Methanofuran describes a family of chemical compounds found in methanogenic archaea.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> These species feature a 2-aminomethylfuran linked to phenoxy group. At least three different end groups are recognized: R = tricarboxyheptanoyl (methanofuran), glutamyl-glutamyl (methanofuran b), tricarboxy-2-hydroxyheptanoyl (methanofuran c, see picture).

Methanofuran sections
Intro  Formylation of MFR  Deformylation of MFR  References  

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