Improved total synthesis of the antibiotic A54145B†
A54145B is a calcium-dependent cyclic lipodepsipeptide antibiotic that is active against Gram-positive pathogens. Herein, we report an improved synthetic route toward A54145B in terms of the yield and time required. The key changes include using a pre-assembled minimalist tetradepsipeptide building block to solve the difficult on-resin esterification from our previous synthetic route, and a new macrocyclization site to avoid the peptide self-cleavage problem.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Total synthesis in OBC