Total synthesis of (-)-bucidarasin a starting from an original chiral building block

Kenji Usui, Misaki Kanbe, Masahisa Nakada*

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The highly stereoselective total synthesis of (-)-bucidarasin A, which also elucidated the absolute structure of its natural form, is described. The total synthesis features effective use of the original chiral building block prepared by us and a series of highly stereoselective reactions, i.e., hydroxydirected hydrogenation, [4 + 2] cycloaddition of a sterically hindered dienophile, reduction of ketones, formation of the C9 side-chain diene, and formation of the THF moiety bearing two acetyloxy groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4734-4737
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sept 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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