A concise and straightforward synthesis of 2,4,6-trimethyloctanoates was established by using the sequence of the vinylogous Mukaiyama aldol reaction and regio- and stereoselective reduction reactions. All isomers were obtained selectively in a few steps. The short step synthesis of septoriamycin A, an antimalarial and antileishmanial agent, has been achieved by this methodology.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry