Total Synthesis of Kanamienamide and Clarification of Biological Activity

Daisuke Ojima, Arihiro Iwasaki, Kiyotake Suenaga

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The total synthesis of kanamienamide, an enamide with an enol ether and an 11-membered macrolactone of marine origin, was achieved. The synthesis features the construction of an enamide adjacent to an enol ether by Buchwald amidation and an 11-membered ring by Mitsunobu lactonization. In addition, on the basis of the biological assay of synthetic 1, we clarified that kanamienamide (1) was not an apoptosis-like cell death inducer, as reported in the isolation paper, and revealed its real biological activity as a necrosis-like cell death inducer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12503-12510
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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