Synthesis of two diastereomeric models (3a and 3b) corresponding to the CDE/FG ring of prymnesins, polycyclic ether toxins isolated from the red tide phytoflagellate Prymnesium parvum, is described. Comparison of the 1H and 13C NMR data for each compound with those reported for prymnesins suggests that the earlier stereochemical assignment of the E/F ring juncture needs to be revised.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry