Piclavines AI and A2 have been synthesised for the first time. The route is short with the key step being the reaction of a bicyclic N-acyl iminium ion with 3-trimethysilyl-1-decene. This convergent strategy gave exclusively compounds in which the pendant decenyl group was axial, as a 6:1 mixture of E:Z-alkene diastereoisomers. Reduction of the lactam carbonyl group gave a 6:1 mixture of piclavines Al and A2, (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 08 Dec 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry
- Drug Discovery