Studies on the Synthesis of Landomycin A. Synthesis of the Originally Assigned Structure of the Aglycone, Landomycinone, and Revision of Structure
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The originally proposed structure (2) of landomycinone, the aglycone of landomycin A, has been synthesized and shown to be nonidentical to the naturally derived landomycin A aglycone. The synthesis of 2 features the Dötz benzannulation reaction of chromium carbene 5 and alkyne 6, and the intramolecular Michael-type cyclization reaction of the phenolic naphthoquinone 20. It is proposed that natural landomycinone possesses the alternative structure 3, but attempts to access this structure via the Michael-type cyclization of the isomeric phenolic naphthoquinone 38 have been unsuccessful.