Three compounds related to the AB fragments of ciguatoxin and gambiertoxin 4b and two diastereomers (at the C-2 position) of the ABC fragment of ciguatoxin have been synthesized in enantiomeric form. The stereochemistry of the C-2 position was introduced selectively from the corresponding pentose derivative. Construction of the A ring with its side chain was completed by Nicholas type cyclization of an acetylene bis(cobalthexacarbonyl) complex followed by reductive decomplexation.
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- Organic Chemistry