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Asymmetric Total Synthesis of (−)-Amphidinolide V through Effective Combinations of Catalytic Transformations

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posted on 2016-02-19, 12:22 authored by Ivan Volchkov, Daesung Lee
An asymmetric total synthesis of (−)-amphidinolide V was accomplished. The synthesis features a base-catalyzed alkynyl silane alcoholysis/ring-closing enyne metathesis sequence for facile construction of a 1,3-diene motif. A diene RCM followed by a ring-contractive allylic transposition of cyclic silyl ethers was incorporated for the stereoselective installation of a functionalized 1,5-diene subunit. An efficient proline-mediated direct cross-aldol condensation of two advanced aldehyde intermediates was utilized for the construction of a key α,β-unsaturated epoxyaldehyde. This total synthesis demonstrates the prowess of metal-catalyzed transformations in complex molecule synthesis.