Total synthesis of the natural HDAC inhibitor Cyl-1
Chelate enolate Claisen rearrangements are powerful reactions for constructing amino acid scaffolds. They generally proceed via chair-like transition states with excellent transfer of stereogenic information. Utilizing this reaction in natural product synthesis gives access to non-proteinogenic amino acids such as (2S,9S)-2-amino-8-oxo-9,10-epoxydecanoic acid (Aoe), the unusual amino acid of a series of histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi). Herein the first total synthesis of Cyl-1, a cyclotetrapeptide from Cylindrocladium scoparium, is described.
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