A photochemical entry to depsides: Synthesis of gustastatin

Jorge García-Fortanet, John R. Debergh, Jef K. De Brabander

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Herein, we propose a modular and general strategy to construct orcinol-type depsides based on the photolysis of functionalized benzodioxinones (I). Notably, resorcinylic esters are obtained without competing isocoumarin (II) formation, exemplified by the first total synthesis of gustastatin in 10 steps from commercially available trihydroxybenzoic acid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-688
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 17 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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