Total Synthesis of (±)-Hyphodermins A and D
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An efficient formal synthesis of (()-hyphodermins A and D, metabolites of Hyphoderma radula, has been completed in 12 and 11 steps, respectively. The tricyclic carbon skeleton of enone 6 was rapidly assembled from diester 11 via an R brominationn-elimination sequence followed by anhydride formation. Regioselective reduction of the lactone group of enone 6 with LiAlH(t-BuO)3 gave lactol 15. Lactol 15 was converted in two steps to (()-hyphodermin D, without the need for complex protection-deprotection strategies. Lactol 15 was converted in three steps to (()-hyphodermin A, via the key step of epoxidation of an enone in the presence of a THP lactol. A combination of NMR and ab initio studies suggests that the structures of hyphodermin C and D should be interchanged.
Journal of Organic Chemistry
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