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Org Lett. 2004 Jan 8;6(1):71-4.

Toward the total synthesis of natural peloruside a: stereoselective synthesis of the backbone of the core.

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  • 1Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 354 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032, P. R. China.


[reaction: see text] An asymmetric synthesis of the backbone of the core of natural peloruside A is described. Key elements include reiterative application of enantioselective allylation to establish the stereochemistry of the backbone and a double asymmetric aldol reaction to successfully couple two fragments.

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