A nitrosopurine ene reaction easily assembles the asmarine pharmacophore and transmits remote stereochemistry to the diazepine-purine hetereocycle. This reaction generates potent cytotoxins which exceed the potency of asmarine A (1.2 μM IC50) and supersede the metabolites as useful leads for biological discovery.
- Ene reaction
- Natural products
- Structure-activity relationships
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