Intramolecular cyclization strategies toward the synthesis of zoanthamine alkaloids

Derek Fischer, Thong X. Nguyen, Lynnie Trzoss, Marianna Dakanali, Emmanuel A. Theodorakis

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Stabilized 2-amino-1,3-dienes can participate in intramolecular Diels-Alder (IMDA) reactions with pendant dienophiles. We found that these dienes can be readily prepared via standard palladium-mediated coupling reactions and have comparable reactivity to 2-oxodienes. Application of these substrates to the synthesis of tetracyclic model systems representing the ABCE motif of the zoanthamines is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4920-4923
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number38
StatePublished - Sep 21 2011


  • Aminodiene
  • Cycloaddition
  • Diels-Alder reaction
  • Stille coupling
  • Zoanthamine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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