Total syntheses of bioactive natural products from carbohydrates

Kuniaki Tatsuta*, Seijiro Hosokawa

*Corresponding author for this work

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Total syntheses of bioactive natural products recently accomplished in our laboratories are described. They are classified by structures of target molecules and are focused on our original approach to their own structures. The target molecules include nanaomycin, kalafungin, BE-54238B, tetracycline, rosmarinecine, thienamycin, luminacines C1 and C2, tetrodecamycin, cochleamycin A, and tubelactomicin A, which have been synthesized as optically pure form from carbohydrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-410
Number of pages14
JournalScience and Technology of Advanced Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul


  • Carbohydrate
  • Enantiodivergent synthesis
  • Intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction
  • Michael-Dieckmann cyclization
  • Natural product
  • Structural determination
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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