Asymmetric Synthesis of Axinellamines A and B

Zhiqiang Ma, Xiao Wang, Yuyong Ma, Chuo Chen

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AxinellaminesA and B are broad-spectrum antibacterial pyrrole-imidazole alkaloids that have a complex polycyclic skeleton. A new asymmetric synthesis of these marine sponge metabolites is described herein, featuring an oxidative rearrangement and an anchimeric chlorination reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
StateAccepted/In press - 2016


  • Alkaloids
  • Anchimeric assistance
  • Axinellamines
  • Natural products
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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