Improved syntheses of iridomyrmecin and isoiridomyrmecin, major components of matatabilactone, are described. The synthesis features a direct transformation of nepetalactol into key intermediates by DIBAL-H reduction and provides an expeditious and straightforward production of iridoid lactones for biological investigations of the Matatabi phenomenon.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Plant Science
- Drug Discovery
- Complementary and alternative medicine