(Matrix presented) The asymmetric total syntheses of pseurotin A and 8-O-demethylpseurotin A have been accomplished. Key reactions are a NaH-promoted intramolecular cyclization of an alkynylamide to form a γ-lactam, an aldol reaction of a benzylidene-substituted ketone, and the late-stage introduction of the benzoyl group by a selective oxidation of a benzylidene moiety with dimethyldioxirane (DMD).
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