Synthesis of pinnaic acid; asymmetric construction of spirocyclic core

Hirokazu Arimoto, Shigehiro Asano, Daisuke Uemura

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An asymmetric synthesis of the spirocyclic core of pinnaic acid, a cPLA2 inhibitor, is described. A key transformation in the sequence involves an asymmetric Michael-initiated ring closure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3583-3586
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Apr 30
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkaloids
  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Marine metabolites
  • Spiro compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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