Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Neostenine

Yasuaki Nakayama, Yuichiro Maeda, Masayuki Kotatsu, Ruriko Sekiya, Masato Ichiki, Takaaki Satou, Noritaka Chida

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A chirality transfer approach using acyclic polyol intermediates for the synthesis of (+)-neostenine (1) has been developed. The sequential Overman/Claisen rearrangement of an allylic 1,2-diol was especially useful, installing two contiguous stereocenters with complete diastereoselectivity in a one-pot sequence. The SmI2-mediated cyclization and the subsequent chemoselective reduction of a lactam moiety accomplished the first enantioselective total synthesis of (+)-neostenine (1).

Original languageEnglish
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016


  • Alkaloid
  • Allylic compound
  • Diol
  • Sigmatropic rearrangement
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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