The isolation, characterization, and total synthesis of the macrocyclic polyene mangrolide D is reported. A 16-step total synthesis relies on robust Suzuki and ring-closing metathesis reactions, and an iron-catalyzed hydroazidation of an exomethylene substituted tetrahydropyran as a key step for the synthesis of the appended 4-epi-vancosamine sugar. Although mangrolide D did not display antibiotic activity, this work should prove enabling toward the synthesis of the antitubercular tiacumicins which display a virtually identical macrocyclic backbone.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry