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PPARγ is the target of ainsliatrimer A

Posted by naturalproductman on October 4, 2014

Xiaoguang Lei and co-workers from NIBS have reported in ACIE on the target of ainsliatrimer A, which was determined to be PPARγ.

ainsliatrimer A

ACIE paper

Posted in Cancer, Chemical Biology | Leave a Comment »

Cascade metathesis towards humulanolides

Posted by naturalproductman on October 4, 2014

Chuang-Chuang Li and co-workers at the University of Science and Technology have reported in JACS on a cascade metathesis approach to the synthesis of humulanolides.

metathesis

JACS paper

Posted in Cascade Reactions, Humulanolides, Metathesis, Methodology | Leave a Comment »

NHC-catalyzed [4+2]

Posted by naturalproductman on October 4, 2014

David Lupton and co-worker at Monash University have reported in JACS on an NHC-catalyzed [4+2] reaction.
4+2

JACS paper

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

Anditomin biosynthesis

Posted by naturalproductman on October 4, 2014

Ikuro Abe and co-workers from the University of Tokyo have reported in JACS on a biosynthetic study of anditomin.

biosynthesis

JACS paper

Posted in Biosynthesis, Meroterpenoids | Leave a Comment »

Fe-catalyzed cross coupling

Posted by naturalproductman on October 4, 2014

Eiichi Nakamura and co-workers at the University of Tokyo have reported in JACS on an iron catalyzed C-sp2-H to organoboron cross coupling reaction.

boron

JACS paper

Posted in C-H activation, Cascade Reactions, Iron, Methodology, Transition Metal | Leave a Comment »

Forazoline A

Posted by naturalproductman on September 10, 2014

I thought I was going to have some down time before I posted again, but I ran into this interesting isolation paper of forazoline A that is worth a gander from Tim Bugni’s lab in the University of Wisconsin. They used a 15N-13C HMQC technique to determine which carbon was bonded to which nitrogen, which is apparently the first time this technique was used for a natural product. Looks like a pretty large natural product (m/z 901.4205). They have an interesting looking 13C NMR spectrum of the natural product (13C-labeled) that have splitting patterns on basically all of the carbons of the natural product (and thus looks like a proton NMR).

ACIE paper

Posted in Antifungal, New Setups, New Types, NMR, Polyketides, Polythio Compounds, Thiazoles | Leave a Comment »

Amphirionin-4

Posted by naturalproductman on September 8, 2014

Masashi Tsuda and co-workers from Kochi University have reported in Organic Letters on the isolation of amphirionin-4.

amphirionin-4

OL paper

Posted in Polyenes | Leave a Comment »

Hyperuralones A and B

Posted by naturalproductman on September 8, 2014

Gang Xu and co-workers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have reported in Organic Letters on the isolation of hyperuralones A and B, which had low micro molar IC50 activity against cancer cells.

cancer

OL paper

Posted in Cancer, Diels-Alder, Isoprenoids, Named Reactions | Leave a Comment »

Allenyl gold complexes

Posted by naturalproductman on September 8, 2014

Concepcion Gimeno and co-workers from ISQCH in Spain have reported in JACS on an allenyl gold complex. I wonder how they would react with electrophiles.

allenyl gold

JACS paper

Posted in Allenes, Gold, Methodology, Transition Metal | Leave a Comment »

Asymmetric metathesis

Posted by naturalproductman on September 8, 2014

Grubbs and colleagues have reported in JACS on their studies with asymmetric ring closing metathesis.

asymmetric

JACS paper

Posted in Asymmetric, Cascade Reactions, Metathesis, Methodology, Ring Opening | 1 Comment »

 
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