The formal total synthesis of the (+)-salicylihalamides A and B is detailed, utilizing a chiral pool approach to generate the three stereogenic centers and a ring-closing metathesis (RCM) for the formation of the macrocyclic ring structure. Starting from a known glucose-derived alcohol, the formal total synthesis was achieved in an efficient 13-step protocol in 26% overall yield. It was found that substitution at the remote phenolic group significantly influenced the ratio of the E-and Z-double bond products in the RCM step. The introduction of phenol protecting groups provided E-isomers preferentially and also enhanced the rates of the RCM reactions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|State||Published - Dec 26 2003|