As I was going through my RSS reader I came across the following abstract:
“On the Origin of Siphonariid Polypropionates: Total Synthesis of Baconipyrone A, Baconipyrone C, and Siphonarin B via their Putative Common Precursor”
My obvious first thought was: holy shit a bacon molecule? I’m switching into total synthesis. I did some searching and the first article I could find about the baconipyrones was this: “The baconipyrones. Novel polypropionates from the pulmonate Siphonaria baconi“
These have nothing to do with bacon, they’re just named after Siphonaria baconi, which Wikipedia tells me is some sort of sea snail.
But… it’s not bacon?
Disappointment of the day