This study reported a stereoselective synthesis of (+)/(+)-pentenomycin I in 4–5 steps through regioselective silylation, optical resolution and dihydroxylation, followed by an olefin formation, from a known racemic cyclopentenone prepared from 2-deoxy-D-glucose. We also accomplished the transformation of a common intermediate into a variety of analogs. In addition, the antimicrobial activities of the pentenomycin analogs were evaluated, which revealed important structural factors of pentenomycins for the antimicrobial activities.
- Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
- Structure-activity relationships
- Total synthesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry