A stereocontrolled total synthesis of (+)-nodulisporic acid F, the simplest member of a family of novel ectoparasiticidal agents, has been achieved. Highlights of the effective modular synthetic strategy include anionic union of a tricyclic lactone with o-toluidine via our 2-substituted indole synthetic protocol, an optimized C-ring construction protocol, and a late-stage installation of the α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid side chain via the B-alkyl Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling tactic.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry