Caldorazole (1) is a novel polyketide that was isolated from a marine cyanobacterium in 2022. It is a unique natural product that exhibits potent inhibitory activity against mitochondrial respiratory chain complex I despite having no chiral centers. To establish a method for obtaining caldorazole without relying on biological resources and for constructing a useful synthetic route for studies of its structure-activity relationship, we achieved the first total synthesis of caldorazole using a convergent synthetic route.
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- Organic Chemistry