Collective total syntheses of trans-anhydromevalonic acid (tAHMA) and trans-anhydromevalonyl (tAHM) group-containing natural products (pestalotiopin A, pestalotiopamide C, pestalotiopamide D, farinomalein E, eleutherazine B, and trichocyclodipeptide A) were achieved using tAHMA esters as key intermediates. To this end, tAHMA tert-butyl ester was newly prepared by Z-vinyltosylation of tert-butyl 3-oxo-5-((triisopropylsilyl)oxy)pentanoate followed by the Negishi cross-coupling reaction with Me2Zn. tAHMA esters were converted to the target natural products via esterification or amidation. Comparison of the spectroscopic data of synthetic and natural products confirmed the E-configuration of the tAHM moieties in the natural products.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Molecular Medicine
- Pharmaceutical Science
- Drug Discovery
- Complementary and alternative medicine
- Organic Chemistry