Total Synthesis of (±)-Phomoidride D

Joyce C. Leung, Aaron A. Bedermann, Jón T. Njardarson, David A. Spiegel, Graham K. Murphy, Naoto Hama, Barry M. Twenter, Ping Dong, Tatsuya Shirahata, Ivar M. McDonald, Munenori Inoue, Nobuaki Taniguchi, Travis C. McMahon, Christopher M. Schneider, Nancy Tao, Brian M. Stoltz, John L. Wood

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Described herein is a synthetic strategy for the total synthesis of (±)-phomoidride D. This highly efficient and stereoselective approach provides rapid assembly of the carbocyclic core by way of a tandem phenolic oxidation/intramolecular Diels–Alder cycloaddition. A subsequent SmI2-mediated cyclization cascade delivers an isotwistane intermediate poised for a Wharton fragmentation that unveils the requisite bicyclo[4.3.1]decene skeleton and sets the stage for synthesis completion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1991-1994
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 12 2018


  • bicyclic compounds
  • cycloaddition
  • natural products
  • oxidation
  • total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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