Stereoselective synthesis of malyngic acid and fulgidic acid

Yusuke Kurashina, Ayako Miura, Masaru Enomoto, Shigefumi Kuwahara

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A new stereoselective total synthesis of malyngic acid has been achieved from a known oxazolidinone derivative via eight steps involving the Evans asymmetric alkylation as the chirality-inducing step and chelation-controlled Zn(BH4)2 reduction of an α-hydroxy ketone intermediate for the installation of the 12,13-anti stereochemistry. Fulgidic acid, the C12-epimer of malyngic acid, has also been synthesized in eight steps from the same starting material by using syn-selective K-Selectride reduction of an α-alkoxy ketone intermediate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1649-1653
Number of pages5
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 4


  • Diastereoselective reduction
  • Fulgidic acid
  • Malyngic acid
  • Oxylipin
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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