Total Synthesis of Paclitaxel

Shota Iiyama, Keisuke Fukaya, Yu Yamaguchi, Ami Watanabe, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Shota Mochizuki, Ryosuke Saio, Takashi Noguchi, Takeshi Oishi, Takaaki Sato, Noritaka Chida

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The total synthesis of paclitaxel (Taxol) is described. Double Rubottom oxidation of the bis(silyl enol ether) derived from a tricarbocyclic diketone effectively installed a bridgehead olefin and C-5/C-13 hydroxy groups in a one-step operation. The novel Ag-promoted oxetane formation smoothly constructed the tetracyclic framework of paclitaxel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-206
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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