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The first synthetic studies on pestalotiopsin A. A stereocontrolled approach to the functionalised bicyclic core

Author(s): D. Johnston, E. Couche, D. J. Edmonds, K. W. Muir, D. J. Procter

dPestalotiopsin A is a structurally unique, caryophyllene-type sesquiterpene which has shown immunosuppressive activity and cytotoxicity in preliminary assays. A stereocontrolled approach to the functionalised 2-oxabicyclo[3.2.0]-heptane core of pestalotiopsin A is described. This constitutes the first synthetic studies on pestalotiopsin A. Our approach includes a samarium(II)-mediated 4-exo-trig cyclisation and a trans-lactonisation process triggered by the addition of alkylytterbium reagents to a cyclobutanone intermediate. Further manipulation provides access to advanced intermediates which are excellent precursors for the future construction of the final ring of the target.

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ISBN: 1477-0520
Publication Year: 2003
Periodical: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Periodical Number: 2
Volume: 1
Pages: 328-337
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