Enantioselective synthesis of the fully functionalized ABC ring of zoanthenol

Naoki Sugano, Yuuki Koizumi, Go Hirai, Hiroki Oguri, Shoji Kobayashi, Shuji Yamashita, Masahiro Hirama

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Zoanthenol, isolated from Zoanthus sp., possesses an extremely complex architecture including contiguous quaternary carbons. An enantioselective synthesis of the fully functionalized ABC-ring of zoanthenol has been achieved and is described herein. The key features of the synthesis are the enzymatic kinetic optical resolution and the Mizoroki-Heck/Simmons-Smith reaction strategy used to construct the congested asymmetric quaternary carbons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1549-1557
Number of pages9
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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