Development of a Unified Enantioselective, Convergent Synthetic Approach Toward the Furanobutenolide-Derived Polycyclic Norcembranoid Diterpenes: Asymmetric Formation of the Polycyclic Norditerpenoid Carbocyclic Core by Tandem Annulation Cascade.


Journal Article

An enantioselective and diastereoselective approach toward the synthesis of the tetracyclic scaffold of the furanobutenolide-derived polycyclic norditerpenoids is described. Focusing on synthetic efforts toward ineleganolide, the synthetic approach utilizes a palladium-catalyzed enantioselective allylic alkylation for the construction of the requisite chiral tertiary ether. A diastereoselective cyclopropanation-Cope rearrangement cascade enabled the convergent assembly of the ineleganolide [6,7,5,5]-tetracyclic scaffold. Investigation of substrates for this critical tandem annulation process is discussed along with synthetic manipulations of the [6,7,5,5]-tetracyclic scaffold and the attempted interconversion of the [6,7,5,5]-tetracyclic scaffold of ineleganolide to the isomeric [7,6,5,5]-core of scabrolide A and its naturally occurring isomers. Computational evaluation of ground-state energies of late-stage synthetic intermediates was used to guide synthetic development and aid in the investigation of the conformational rigidity of these highly constrained and compact polycyclic structures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Craig, RA; Smith, RC; Roizen, JL; Jones, AC; Virgil, SC; Stoltz, BM

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 3467 - 3485

PubMed ID

  • 29464957

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29464957

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-6904

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3263

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02825


  • eng