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Title: Part I : towards a total synthesis of papulacandin D. Part II: towards a total synthesis of amphidinolide X.
Authors: Goh, Hong Heng.
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Chemistry::Organic chemistry::Organic synthesis
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Goh, H. H. (2010). Part I : towards a total synthesis of papulacandin D. Part II: towards a total synthesis of amphidinolide X. Doctoral thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: The facile β,γ- to α,β-isomerization upon hydrolysis of the three-carbon homologated Wittig olefination product using the homoenolate anion equivalent (3,3-dimethoxypropyl)triphenylphosphonium salt has always been viewed as a complicating side reaction in organic synthesis. Perhaps arising from such prejudiced views, its utility and practicality to organic syntheses has long been overlooked. In this thesis, we first surveyed the ways similar phosphonium salt-based homoenolate anion equivalents had been used in organic synthesis and uncovered the dearth of information on the application of this facile isomerization to organic synthesis. Thence we embarked on a systematic screening to first establish the substrate scope of this facile isomerization, before commencing on the application of this methodology to the syntheses of two natural products — papulacandin D and amphidinolide X. We report herein our findings on the feasibility of applying this method for the generation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes via a three-carbon homologation/isomerization, that holds potential for shortened synthetic routes and offers the possibility of further synthetic manipulations typified by aldehydes belonging to such a class.
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