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Solution-phase total synthesis of teixobactin

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Abstract

The first solution-phase total synthesis of the cyclic depsipeptide teixobactin is described. Stereoselective construction of L-allo-enduracididine was established, and the protective groups for the peptide coupling reactions and conditions for the assembly of the fragments were also optimised. The longest linear sequence for the total synthesis was 20 steps from the known L-cis-4-hydroxyproline derivative and gave a 5.6% overall yield. This solution-phase total synthesis could serve as a complement to the current solid-phase synthesis of teixobactin.

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The article was received on 10 Nov 2018, accepted on 02 Jan 2019 and first published on 03 Jan 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02803F
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019,17, 1141-1153

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    Solution-phase total synthesis of teixobactin

    B. Gao, S. Chen, Y. N. Hou, Y. J. Zhao, T. Ye and Z. Xu, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, 17, 1141
    DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02803F

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