Alkynyliodonium salts in organic synthesis. Application to the total synthesis of (-)-Agelastatin A and (-)-Agelastatin B

Ken S. Feldman, Joe C. Saunders

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The asymmetric total syntheses of (-)-agelastatin A and (-)-agelastatin B were accomplished in 14 steps each from (R)-epichlorohydrin. The pivotal transformation in both sequences was a sulfinate-promoted cyclization of an alkynyliodonium salt to furnish a key functionalized cyclopentene intermediate. Selective bromination in the final step led to either agelastatin A or agelastatin B, depending upon conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9060-9061
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - Aug 7 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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