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Platencin from a Phenol

Posted by naturalproductman on August 5, 2010

Vishwakarma Singh and co-workers from IIT Bombay have published in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry on an oxidation of a phenol that yields a Diels-Alder substrate that dimerizes on itself and when the dimer is heated reforms the dienone substrate that undergoes an intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction.  So the sequence goes like so:  intermolecular Diels-Alder to retro-Diels-Alder to intramolecular Diels-Alder – all to yield platencin’s polycyclic structure.


OBC paper

Posted in Methodology, Antibiotics, Cascade Reactions, Cycloaddition, Hypervalent Iodine, Named Reactions, Diels-Alder, Pericyclic reactions, retro-Diels-Alder | Leave a Comment »

Zearalenone Synthesis

Posted by naturalproductman on July 20, 2010

Anthony Barrett and co-workers at Imperial College have published in Tetrahedron on the synthesis of zearalenone a macrocycle with an aromatic group embedded in the compound.  The macrocyclic portion was synthesized by forming a ketene and trapping it with an alcohol in situ and the aromatic group was synthesized from a triketone.


Tetrahedron paper

Posted in Methodology, Macrolides, Cascade Reactions, Ring forming, Macrocycles, Named Reactions, Total Synthesis, retro-Diels-Alder | Leave a Comment »


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