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Towards plumarellide

Posted by naturalproductman on August 31, 2014

Gerald Pattenden and co-workers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have reported in Tetrahedron on a [4+2] approach to plumarellide.

4+2
Tetrahedron paper

Posted in Cascade Reactions, Methodology | 2 Comments »

Oxepanes via Ferrier

Posted by naturalproductman on August 31, 2014

Srinivasan Chandrasekaran and co-workers at the Indian Institute of Science have reported in Tetrahedron on a Ferrier rearrangement to form oxepanes.

 

Ferrier

Tetrahedron paper

Posted in Cascade Reactions, Ferrier, Methodology, Named Reactions, Ring expansion, Ring Opening | Leave a Comment »

Organocatalytic epoxidation

Posted by naturalproductman on August 31, 2014

Philip Bulman Page and co-workers at the University of East Anglia have reported in Tetrahedron on an iminium catalyzed epoxidation.
epoxidation

Tetrahedron paper

Posted in Asymmetric, Methodology, Organocatalytic | Leave a Comment »

Aspeverin synthesis

Posted by naturalproductman on August 30, 2014

Adam Levinson at Sloan Kettering has reported in Organic Letters on the synthesis of aspeverin. Interestingly, Danishefsky was acknowledged for the mentorship but not included in the authors list. I wonder if this is a new kind of way to publish.

aspeverin

OL paper

Posted in Alkaloids, Hypervalent Iodine, Methodology, Total Synthesis | Leave a Comment »

ZMapp vs. ebola

Posted by naturalproductman on August 30, 2014

Gary Kopinger and co-workers from the University of Manitoba have reported in Nature on ZMapp’s reversion of the ebola virus.
Nature paper

Posted in Anti-viral, Diseases | Leave a Comment »

Scandium-catalyzed hydroarylation

Posted by naturalproductman on August 30, 2014

Zhaomin Hou and co-workers from RIKEN have reported in JACS on an enantioselective hydroarylation using a scandium complex.
Sc

JACS paper

Posted in C-H activation, Methodology, Scandium, Transition Metal | Leave a Comment »

Steviol, hetidine, isoatisine syntheses

Posted by naturalproductman on August 30, 2014

Phil Baran and co-workers have reported in JACS on the syntheses of steviol, hetidine, and isoatisine.

alkaloids

JACS paper

Posted in Alkaloids, C-H activation, Methodology, Total Synthesis | Leave a Comment »

Basiliolide B synthesis

Posted by naturalproductman on August 30, 2014

Chi-Sing Lee and co-workers at Shen Zhen University have reported in ACIE on the synthesis of basioli
basiliolide B

ACIE paper

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Myceliothermophins C, D, and E

Posted by naturalproductman on August 30, 2014

Nicolaou and co-workers have reported in ACIE on the syntheses of myceliothermophins C, D, and E.

myceliothermophins

ACIE paper

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Ring contraction cascade

Posted by naturalproductman on August 30, 2014

Kavirayani R. Prasad and colleague at Indian Institute of Science have reported in ACIE on a ring contraction-ring expansion cascade reaction.

ring contraction

ACIE paper

Posted in Cascade Reactions, Methodology, Triquinanes | Leave a Comment »

 
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