A 68 μg amount of an acyclic polyketide, named beru'amide, was isolated from a marine cyanobacterium Okeania sp. Beru'amide contains six unique moieties in its relatively small skeleton. By applying several cutting-edge techniques, including DFT-based chemical shift calculations, we achieved the structure determination and the total synthesis of this highly functionalized scarce natural product. Furthermore, beru'amide was shown to have strong antitrypanosomal activity. 2022 American Chemical Society.
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