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Asymmetric Synthesis of (−)-6-Desmethyl-Fluvirucinine A1 via Conformationally-Controlled Diastereoselective Lactam-Ring Expansions

Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, CHA University, 120 Haeryong-ro, Pocheon 11160, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea
Center for Neuro-Medicine, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul 02792, Korea
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Molecules 2018, 23(9), 2351;
Received: 1 September 2018 / Revised: 8 September 2018 / Accepted: 10 September 2018 / Published: 14 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stereogenic Centers)
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The versatile synthesis of (−)-6-desmethyl-fluvirucinine A1 was accomplished at a 24% overall yield through a thirteen-step process from a known vinylpiperidine. The key part involved the elaboration of the distal stereocenters and a macrolactam skeleton via conformationally-induced diastereocontrol and the iterative aza-Claisen rearrangements of lactam precursors. View Full-Text
Keywords: fluvirucinine; aza-Claisen rearrangement; amidoalkylation fluvirucinine; aza-Claisen rearrangement; amidoalkylation

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Moon, H.; Yoon, H.; Lim, C.; Jang, J.; Yi, J.-J.; Lee, J.K.; Lee, J.; Na, Y.; Son, W.S.; Kim, S.-H.; Suh, Y.-G. Asymmetric Synthesis of (−)-6-Desmethyl-Fluvirucinine A1 via Conformationally-Controlled Diastereoselective Lactam-Ring Expansions. Molecules 2018, 23, 2351.

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