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Stereoselective Synthesis of the Macrolactone Core of (+)-Neopeltolide

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posted on 04.05.2012, 00:00 by Sadagopan Raghavan, Pradip Kumar Samanta
A stereoselective synthesis of the macrolactone core of the potent anticancer agent neopeltolide is disclosed. The key steps of the synthesis include asymmetric allylation using Krische’ protocol, conjugate reduction using MacMillan’s methodology, and an asymmetric hetero-Diels–Alder reaction using Jacobsen’s catalyst. Substrate controlled diastereoselective 1,3-anti reduction of a keto alcohol, Luche reduction followed by Ireland–Claisen rearrangement, oxymercuration, and reductive lithiation are other key steps.