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Stereoselective Synthesis of Methyl 7-Dihydro-trioxacarcinoside B

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posted on 2007-11-08, 00:00 authored by Christian M. König, Klaus Harms, Ulrich Koert
A stereoselective synthesis of 7-dihydro-triocacarcinose B, a branched octose from the quinocyclines, has been achieved. The biocatalytic resolution of a Baylis−Hillman adduct and a subsequent ring-closing metathesis were used to assemble the molecular framework. Subsequent key steps were a highly stereoselective epoxidation and a regio- and stereoselective opening of the epoxide by allyl alcohol and HClO4 to introduce the C(3)-OH group in protected form. The 7-dihydro-triocacarcinose B could be converted into the corresponding 1,7-anhydrosugar.