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Further studies of an approach to a total synthesis of phomactins

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tim Blackburn


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The bicyclic sulfone 28, which has the intact carbon skeleton of phomactins, was prepared using a stereoselective [2,3]-Wittig Still rearrangement, a ytterbium triflate-mediated addition of a vinyllithium reagent to an aldehyde and macrocyclisation via an intramolecular sulfone alkylation, as key steps. During studies into the conversion of this intermediate into phomactin A, it was found that oxidation of homoallylic alcohols using TPAP can give unsaturated keto-aldehydes, and the stereoselectivity of reduction of a ketone at C(14) is influenced by the presence of a remote sulfonyl group at C(10).

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Author(s): Blackburn T, Helliwell M, Kilner M, Lee A, Thomas E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Tetrahedron Letters

Year: 2009

Volume: 50

Issue: 26

Pages: 3550-3554

Print publication date: 01/07/2009

Online publication date: 13/10/2009

ISSN (print): 0040-4039

Publisher: Elseiver


DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2009.03.042


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