Total Synthesis of (+)-Medicarpin
journal contributionposted on 21.11.2017, 20:33 by Xiaoming Yang, Yu Zhao, Min-Tsang Hsieh, Guang Xin, Rong-Tsun Wu, Pei-Lun Hsu, Lin-Yea Horng, Hui-Ching Sung, Chien-Hsin Cheng, Kuo-Hsiung Lee
(+)-Medicarpin has been synthesized asymmetrically for the first time in a linear scalable process with an overall yield of 11%. The two chiral centers were constructed in one step via condensation using a chiral oxazolidinone auxiliary. This method will likely accelerate research on medicarpin as an erythropoietin inducer for erythropoietin-deficient diseases.