An enantioselective total synthesis and stereochemical revision of (+)-citrinadin B

Ke Kong, John A. Enquist, Monica E. McCallum, Genessa M. Smith, Takanori Matsumaru, Elnaz Menhaji-Klotz, John L. Wood

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This manuscript describes an enantioselective synthesis of the naturally occurring alkaloid citrinadin B. The synthetic effort revealed an anomaly in the original structural assignment that has led to the proposal of a stereochemical revision. This revision is consistent with the structures previously reported for a closely related family of alkaloids, PF1270A-C. The synthesis is convergent and employs a stereoselective intermolecular nitrone cyloaddition reaction as a key step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10890-10893
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 31


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Kong, K., Enquist, J. A., McCallum, M. E., Smith, G. M., Matsumaru, T., Menhaji-Klotz, E., & Wood, J. L. (2013). An enantioselective total synthesis and stereochemical revision of (+)-citrinadin B. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(30), 10890-10893.