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The first synthetic studies on pestalotiopsin A. A stereocontrolled approach to the functionalised bicyclic core

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Abstract

Pestalotiopsin A is a structurally unique, caryophyllene-type sesquiterpene which has shown immunosuppressive activity and cytotoxicity in preliminary assays. A stereocontrolled approach to the functionalised 2-oxabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane core of pestalotiopsin A is described. This constitutes the first synthetic studies on pestalotiopsin A. Our approach includes a samarium(II)-mediated 4-exo-trig cyclisation and a trans-lactonisation process triggered by the addition of alkylytterbium reagents to a cyclobutanone intermediate. Further manipulation provides access to advanced intermediates which are excellent precursors for the future construction of the final ring of the target.

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The article was received on 17 Sep 2002, accepted on 11 Nov 2002 and first published on 13 Dec 2002


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B209066J
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2003,1, 328-337
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    The first synthetic studies on pestalotiopsin A. A stereocontrolled approach to the functionalised bicyclic core

    D. Johnston, E. Couché, D. J. Edmonds, K. W. Muir and D. J. Procter, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2003, 1, 328
    DOI: 10.1039/B209066J

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