Total synthesis of epi-7-deoxypancratistatin via aza-payne rearrangement and intramolecular cyclization

Uwe Rinner, Peter Siengalewicz, Tomas Hudlicky

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(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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 10 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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