Total synthesis of the proposed structure 2 for phomopsin B was achieved by using an intramolecular olefin metathesis as a key step. The spectral data, however, did not match with those of the natural product reported. Re-examination of the reported NMR data led to the structural revision of phomopsin B to known dothiorelone A 18. The R configuration of dothiorelone A was determined by total synthesis through a cross-metathesis with a chiral olefin 19.
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