Here’s an odd thing, noted by a reader of this site. Organic Letters has a retraction of a paper in the Baldwin group at Oxford, “Biomimetic Synthesis of Himbacine”.
This Letter has been retracted, as it was found that (a) spectra of the linear precursor, compound 14, differed when its synthesis was repeated and (b) spectra published for several compounds resulting from compound 14 (compounds 3, 4, and 20) were scanned from other papers.
Those other papers are the ones from the Chackalamannil et al. synthesis of himbacine, which took someone a fair amount of nerve. I will assume that Jack Baldwin did not scan in the spectra and claim them for his own. The other authors on the paper are Kirill Tcabanenko, Robert Adlington, and Andrew R. Cowley, for whom I can find no recent information. There’s a story here, for sure, but I don’t know its details. . .