The first total synthesis of biselyngbyaside, an 18-membered macrolide glycoside, was achieved. The glycoside bond was introduced using the Schmidt method before construction of the 18-membered ring due to the instability of the conjugated diene and the β-hydroxy ester moiety. The macrolactone ring was constructed using the Mitsunobu reaction followed by intramolecular the Stille coupling reaction.
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- Organic Chemistry