Enantioselective total synthesis of convolutamydines B and E

Tomoaki Nakamura, Shin Ichi Shirokawa, Seijiro Hosokawa, Atsuo Nakazaki, Susumu Kobayashi*

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The first enantioselective total synthesis of convolutamydines B and E has been achieved using our vinylogous Mukaiyama aldol reaction. The synthesis features highly diastereoselective vinylogous Mukaiyama aldol reaction with isatin instead of aldehydes to construct a chiral center of convolutamydines. Additionally, the absolute configuration of natural convolutamydine B has been determined as R by its CD spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-679
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 16
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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