The total synthesis and determination of the absolute configuration of (+)- and (-)-sundiversifolide have been achieved via intramolecular acylation and Wittig-lactonization as the key steps. The xanthanolide sesquiterpene lactones, 8-epi-xanthatin (1), dihydroxanthatin (2), and xanthatin (3) were also prepared, starting from a common intermediate derived from the synthesis of sundiversifolide.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry