Antituberculosis agent diaportheone B: synthesis, absolute configuration assignment, and anti-TB activity of its analogues†
First synthesis of diaportheone B, an antituberculosis agent isolated from endophytic fungus Diaporthe sp. P133 is reported using two complementary routes, a one step and a three-step sequence. The absolute configuration of diaportheone B was determined by using X-ray crystal structure analysis of its dibromo derivative. In addition, we have prepared several close analogues of diaportheone B and determined their anti-TB potential using Alamar-blue assay (H37Rv).