Total synthesis of phthiocerol dimycocerosate A (PDIM A), a virulent factor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has been achieved. Phthiocerol, a component of PDIM A, has been synthesized by subsequent epoxide-opening alkylation reactions with arabinose-derived diepoxide. This route is concise and efficient in supplying PDIM A for biological studies.
- Phthiocerol dimycocerosate A (PDIM A)
- Total synthesis
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