Total synthesis of (-)-mniopetal E, the common skeleton of the biologically intriguing mniopetals A-D, was accomplished for the first time. The key step of the total synthesis was stereoselective intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction for construction of the octahydronaphthalene core structure. Our total synthesis as natural enantiomeric form established the unsettled absolute stereochemistry of the antibiotic.
- Biologically active compounds
- Diels-Alder reactions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry