Recent total syntheses of anthraquinone-based natural products

Jackson A. Gartman, Uttam K. Tambar

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The scientific community has found deep interest in anthraquinone-based compounds due to their therapeutic properties and challenging structural elements. Various architecturally beautiful natural products have been successfully synthesized in recent decades utilizing two main strategies: either an early-stage synthesis of the anthraquinone and further elongation of the system, or a late-stage introduction of the anthraquinone ring moiety. Select syntheses of complex anthraquinone monomers and dimers within the past 20 years are described with an emphasis on the retrosynthetic disconnections that shape the anthraquinone-installation strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number132501
StatePublished - Jan 22 2022


  • Annulation
  • Anthraquinones
  • Cyclization
  • Cycloaddition
  • Natural products
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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