Total synthesis of natural products via iridium catalysis
Catalysis with transition metals is a powerful synthetic tool for achieving a high degree of molecular complexity from relatively simple building blocks. Among these transition metals employed, iridium has attracted significant attention owing to its multifold roles in catalysis of various synthetically significant methodologies, and thus iridium catalysts are widely used in natural product synthesis. This review aims to comprehensively summarize recent accomplishments in total synthesis of natural products using iridium as the catalyst.
- This article is part of the themed collections: 2018 Organic Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles and Synthetic Approaches to Natural Products via Catalytic Processes