• The Total Synthesis of Chondrochloren A.

      Linne, Yannick; Bonandi, Elisa; Tabet, Christopher; Geldsetzer, Jan; Kalesse, Markus; HZI,Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH, Inhoffenstr. 7,38124 Braunschweig, Germany. (Wiley-VCH, 2021-02-25)
      The first total synthesis of chondrochloren A is accomplished using a 1,2-metallate rearrangement addition as an alternative for the Nozaki-Hiyama-Kishi reaction. This transformation also avoids the inherent challenges of this polyketide segment and provides a new, unprecedented strategy to assemble polyketidal frameworks. The formation of the Z-enamide is accomplished using a Z-selective cross coupling of the corresponding amide to a Z-vinyl bromide.
    • Towards the total synthesis of chondrochloren A: synthesis of the (Z)-enamide fragment.

      Geldsetzer, Jan; Kalesse, Markus (2020-04-14)
      The stereoselective synthesis of the (Z)-enamide fragment of chondrochloren (1) is described. A Buchwald-type coupling between amide 3 and (Z)-bromide 4 was used to generate the required fragment. The employed amide 3 comprising three chiral centers was obtained through a seven-step sequence starting from ᴅ-ribonic acid-1,4-lactone. The (Z)-vinyl bromide 4 is accessible in four steps from 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde. The pivotal cross coupling between both fragments was achieved after extensive experimentation with copper(I) iodide, K2CO3 and N,N'-dimethylethane-1,2-diamine.