(matrix presented) epi-7-Deoxypancratistatin containing the cis-fused phenanthridone core was synthesized in 12 steps from bromobenzene. Key features of this synthesis include the enzymatic oxidation of bromobenzene with toluene dioxygenase, selective opening of a cyclic sulfate over an aziridine with oxygen nucleophiles, and an intramolecular Lewis acid-catalyzed cyclization onto an epoxy conduramine derived via aza-Payne rearrangement.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry