Synthesis of two Diastereoisomers of A/B Fragment of Ciguatoxin

Seijiro Hosokawa, Minoru Isobe*

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Synthesis of 2 diastereoisomers of A/B fragments of ciguatoxin was achieved by connecting a hexose and 2 pentose derivatives with silylacetylene. The key steps are the cationic cyclization and reductive decomplexation of the acetylene biscobalthexacarbonyl complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1180
Number of pages2
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Two diastereoisomers were synthesized from D-glucose and D-arabinose or L-xylose derivatives as partial model compounds for the A/B ring of ciguatoxin.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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