Towards the total synthesis of mycaperoxide B: probing biosynthetic rationale
Silva, E. M. P., Pye, R. J., Brown, G. and Harwood, L. (2012) Towards the total synthesis of mycaperoxide B: probing biosynthetic rationale. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2012 (6). pp. 1209-1216. ISSN 1099-0690
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Studies towards the biomimetic synthesis of mycaperoxide B (1) are described. We have established the synthesis of four diastereoisomers of mycaperoxide B methyl ester (1a) by employing a Michael addition across an α,β-unsaturated ester precursor 2 as the key step. This result strongly suggestsstereocontrol in the addition of the hydroperoxide functionality to the E double bond and discloses the importance of choosing the correct geometry of the α,β-unsaturated double bond when attempting to synthesise mycaperoxide B. Four diastereoisomeric tetrahydrofurans derived from an intramolecular rearrangement of the 1,2-dioxolane enolate 12 were also isolated and characterised.