Total Synthesis of (+)-Macquarimicin A

Ryosuke Munakata, Hironori Katakai, Tatsuo Ueki, Jun Kurosaka, Ken Ichi Takao, Kin Ichi Tadano

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The first total synthesis of (+)-macquarimicin A (1), a novel inhibitor of neutral sphingomyelinase (N-SMase) with antiinflammatory activity, has been accomplished. The present work determined the absolute configuration of (+)-1 and revised the C(2)?C(3) geometry to be Z. The synthesis features a transannular Diels?Alder reaction, which constructed the tetracyclic framework stereoselectively, and a convergent and efficient synthetic pathway, which afforded (+)-macquarimicin A (1) in 27 steps (longest linear sequence) with 9.9% overall yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14722-14723
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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