The planar and stereostructures of JBIR-108 isolated from Streptomyces gramineus IR087Pi-4 were determined partly by spectral analysis, and these structural assignments were confirmed and completed by the total synthesis of both 1-epimers. The key stereocenters in JBIR-108 were constructed via a Corey-Bakshi-Shibata (CBS) reduction (C-1), vinylogous Mukaiyama aldol reaction (C-7), and Brown crotylation (C-14 and C-15). Although it was difficult to determine the stereochemistries at the C-1 and C-7 positions in the natural product using the modified Mosher's method, the synthesis of two possible C-1 diastereomers enabled the identification of the configurations at the hitherto unknown stereocenters.
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