Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Propindilactone G
2015-08-19T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
A concise total synthesis of (+)-propindilactone G, a nortriterpenoid isolated from the stems of <i>Schisandra propinqua</i> var. <i>propinqua</i>, has been achieved for the first time. The key steps of the synthesis include an asymmetric Diels–Alder reaction, a Pauson–Khand reaction, a Pd-catalyzed reductive hydrogenolysis reaction, and an oxidative heterocoupling reaction. These reactions enabled the synthesis of (+)-propindilactone G in only 20 steps. As a consequence of our synthetic studies, the structure of (+)-propindilactone G has been revised.