Stereoselective total synthesis of garsubellin A

Masahiro Uwamori, Masahisa Nakada*

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The stereoselective total synthesis of garsubellin A is described. The total synthesis was achieved through the stereoselective construction of a bicyclo3.3.1nonane derivative via a three-step sequence: intramolecular cyclopropanation, formation of a germinal dimethyl group, and regioselective ring opening of cyclopropane. To complete the total synthesis of garsubellin A, chemo-And stereoselective hydrogenation to generate the C8 stereogenic center is followed by the formation of the fused tetrahydrofuran ring by a regioselective epoxide-opening reaction with C3 ketone, and finally cross metathesis to construct two prenyl groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Antibiotics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar


  • cyclopropanation
  • garsubellin A
  • natural product
  • stereoselective synthesis
  • total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery


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