The total synthesis of the dimeric ellagitannin coriariin A is reported. The key reaction to access the dimeric framework was realized early in the synthesis pathway via a bis acylation reaction of a dehydrodigalloyl diacid with 2 equiv of a glucopyranose trichloroacetimidate. The glucose rings were subsequently functionalized, culminating in a double oxidative cyclization to form stereoselectively both (S)-HHDP ester units. This bis acylation strategy was also employed to prepare a gallotannin analogue of coriariin A whose earlier synthesis by orthoquinone dimerization was plagued by yield-limiting side reactions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry