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Total synthesis of (S)-14-azacamptothecin

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A concise synthesis of (S)-14-azacamptothecin has been accomplished in 8 steps from commercially available (R)-2-hydroxybutanoic acid. The key strategy involved in this synthesis is the Michael addition/β-elimination sequence to construct the chiral quaternary carbon center, followed by palladium catalyzed cyanation and formal [4 + 2] cycloaddition/elimination/aromatization in a one pot manner to form the pyrrolopyrimidin-4-one moiety.

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16 Sep 2013
18 Nov 2013
First published
19 Nov 2013

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014,12, 637-642
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Total synthesis of (S)-14-azacamptothecin

F. Liu and C. Li, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12, 637
DOI: 10.1039/C3OB41883A

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