The total synthesis of (-)-actinobolin 2, an antipode of the natural product starting from D-glucose is described. A three-component coupling reaction of a functionalized cyclohexenone (+)-6, derived from D-glucose by way of Ferrier's carbocyclization, with vinyl cuprate and an aldehyde (R)-5 effectively constructed the carbon framework of 2 in a highly stereoselective manner. The formal synthesis of the natural enantiomer 1 from D-glucose was also achieved.
- Ferrier's carbocyclization
- Three-component coupling reaction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry