Total Synthesis of Aquayamycin

Shunichi Kusumi, Harunobu Nakayama, Takumi Kobayashi, Hajime Kuriki, Yuka Matsumoto, Daisuke Takahashi, Kazunobu Toshima

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Abstract

An efficient and practical total synthesis of aquayamycin has been accomplished. The highly oxidized and stereochemically complex tetracyclic ring system was constructed using three key reactions: 1) highly diastereoselective 1,2-addition of C-glycosyl naphthyllithium to a cyclic ketone, 2) indium-mediated site-selective allylation-rearrangement sequence of naphthoquinone, and 3) diastereoselective intramolecular pinacol coupling. This synthetic strategy offers a novel and efficient pathway to prepare aquayamycin-type angucycline antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18733-18736
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume22
Issue number52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 23

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Keywords

  • angucycline antibiotics
  • antitumor antibiotics
  • aquayamycin
  • natural products
  • total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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Kusumi, S., Nakayama, H., Kobayashi, T., Kuriki, H., Matsumoto, Y., Takahashi, D., & Toshima, K. (2016). Total Synthesis of Aquayamycin. Chemistry - A European Journal, 22(52), 18733-18736. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201604697