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Synthetic Route Development for the Laboratory Preparation of Eupalinilide E

Synthetic Route Development for the Laboratory Preparation of Eupalinilide E
Trevor C. Johnson, Dionicio Siegel, Matthew R. Chin
Following the discovery that the guaianolide natural product eupalinilide E promotes the expansion of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells; the development of a synthetic route to provide laboratory access to the natural product became a priority. Exploration of multiple synthetic routes yielded an approach that has permitted a scalable synthesis of the natural product. Two routes that failed to access eupalinilide E were triaged either as a result of providing an incorrect diastereomer or due to lack of synthetic efficiency. The successful strategy relied on late-stage allylic oxidations at two separate positions of the molecule, which significantly increased the breadth of reactions that could be used to this point. Subsequent to C–H bond oxidation, adaptations of existing chemical transformations were required to permit chemoselective reduction and oxidation reactions. These transformations included a modified Luche reduction and a selective homoallylic alcohol epoxidation.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b00266

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00266

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