(Equation Presented) The total synthesis of the cytotoxin fasicularin is described. The key steps include the following: (1) an intermolecular Diels-Alder cycloaddition of a 2-(triflamido)acrolein with the dioxolane ketal of trideca-1,3-dien-7-one to establish the trans-perhydroisoquinoline stereochemistry, (2) a stereoelectronically controlled hydride addition to a N(1)-C(2) iminium ion to introduce the equatorial hexyl substituent, and (3) elaboration of the pyrido ring by an internal aldol reaction.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry