Asymmetric synthesis of ageliferin

Xiao Wang, Zhiqiang Ma, Jianming Lu, Xianghui Tan, Chuo Chen

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We describe herein an asymmetric synthesis of ageliferin. A Mn(III)-mediated oxidative radical cyclization reaction was used as the key step to construct the core skeleton of this pyrrole-imidazole dimer. This approach resembles the biogenic [4 + 2] dimerization in an intramolecular fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15350-15353
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number39
StatePublished - Oct 5 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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