Goniodomin A is a marine polyether macrolide natural product isolated from the dinoflagellate Alexandrium hiranoi. In this paper, we report stereocontrolled, convergent synthesis of a fully functionalized C12-C36 fragment of goniodomin A. The synthesis of the C12-C25 vinylstannane involved a Wittig reaction and a reductive cycloetherification for the construction of the dihydropyran ring. The C26-C36 thioester was synthesized via a Nozaki-Hiyama-Kishi reaction of an aldehyde and an iodoalkyne, the former of which was easily prepared from (R)-malic acid as a chiral source by taking advantage of substrate-controlled diastereoselective reactions. Finally, a palladium-catalyzed coupling of the C12-C25 vinylstannane and the C26-C36 thioester completed the synthesis of the target compound.
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- Organic Chemistry