Unnatural enantiomer of adilactone antibiotic (-)-antimycin A3 and its deformylamidodehydroxy analog were synthesized using chelation controlled alkylation as a key step. (-)-Antimycin A3 and its analog hardly showed antimicrobial activity compared with natural antimycin A complex. The formal synthesis of natural (+)-antimycin A3 is also achieved.
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- Organic Chemistry