Syntheses of (+)-30-epi-, (-)-6-epi-, (±)-6,30-epi-13,14-didehydroxyisogarcinol and (±)-6,30-epi-garcimultiflorone A utilizing highly diastereoselective, Lewis acid-controlled cyclizations
Boyce, Jonathan H.
Porco, John A.
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Citation (published version)Jonathan H Boyce, Vincent Eschenbrenner-Lux, John A Porco. 2016. "Syntheses of (+)-30-epi-, (-)-6-epi-, (±)-6,30-epi-13,14-Didehydroxyisogarcinol and (±)-6,30-epi-Garcimultiflorone A Utilizing Highly Diastereoselective, Lewis Acid-Controlled Cyclizations.." J Am Chem Soc, Volume 138, Issue 44, pp. 14789 - 14797.
The first syntheses of 13,14-didehydroxyisogarcinol (6) and garcimultiflorone A (5) stereoisomers are reported in six steps from a commercially available phloroglucinol. Lewis acid-controlled, diastereoselective cationic oxycyclizations enabled asymmetric syntheses of (-)-6-epi-6 and (+)-30-epi-6. A similar strategy enabled production of the meso-dervied isomers (±)-6,30-epi-6 and (±)-6,30-epi-5. Finally, a convenient strategy for gram scale synthesis was developed utilizing diastereomer separation at a later stage in the synthesis that minimized the number of necessary synthetic operations to access all possible stereoisomers.