Ring-Closing Alkyne Metathesis Approach toward the Synthesis of Alkyne Mimics of Thioether A-, B-, C-, and DE-Ring Systems of the Lantibiotic Nisin Z

Ring-closing alkyne metathesis toward the synthesis of the alkyne-brigded A-, B-, C-, and (D)E-ring mimics of the peptide antibiotic nisin Z is described. We have successfully synthesized alkyne-bridged cyclic peptides containing 4−7 amino acid residues in yields ranging from 18 to 82%.