Synthesis procedures for candidate recognition cues. (A) Method of synthesis for the four asymmetric single-methyl alkanes (15MeC35, 17MeC35, 15MeC37, 17MeC37). (B) Method of synthesis for the symmetric single-methyl alkane (19MeC37). (C) Retrosynthetic analysis for the two tri-methyl alkanes (5, 13, 17triMeC35; 5, 13, 17triMeC37).
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