(Chemical Equation Presented) A convergent synthetic route to the CDEFG-ring system of gambieric acids, potent antifungal polycyclic ether marine natural products, has been developed. The present synthesis features convergent union of the CD- and G-rings through esterification, formation of the E-ring as a lactone form, stereoselective allylation to set the C26 stereocenter, and ring-closing metathesis reaction to construct the nine-membered F-ring.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry