The first total synthesis of lactonamycin, a hexacyclic antitumor antibiotic

Kuniaki Tatsuta*, Hiroaki Tanaka, Hitomi Tsukagoshi, Takafumi Kashima, Seijiro Hosokawa

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The total synthesis of lactonamycin has been achieved. The synthesis includes sequential intramolecular conjugate addition of alcohols to the acetylenic ester, stereoselective glycosylation of the tertiary alcohol, and Michael-Dieckmann type cyclization with the thioester, by which the highly convergent route has been established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5546-5549
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 20


  • Glycosylation
  • Lactonamycin
  • Michael-Dieckmann type annulation
  • Thioester
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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