Total synthesis of elaiophylin (azalomycin B)

Kazunobu Toshima, Kuniaki Tatsuta, Mitsuhiro Kinoshita

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Antibiotic elaiophylin 1a has been first synthesized by a convergent route involving aldol condensation between (5R,6R,7R)-5-0-[2′-deoxy-3′,4′-di-0-(dimethylisopropylsilyl)-α-L-fucopyranosyl]-6-ethyl-7-0-(diethylisopropylsilyl)-5,7-dihydroxy-3-octanone 3a and (7S,8S,15S, 16S) - (3E, 5E, 11E, 13E) -8,16-bis [ (1 ′R) -1′ -formylethyl] -7,15-dimethyl-1, 9-dioxacyclohexadeca-3,5, 11,13-tetraene-2,10-dione 4, followed by desilylation. The segments, 3a and 4, were synthesized from D-glucose and 2-deoxy-L-fucose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4741-4744
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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