Enantioselective total synthesis of ( - )-kibdelone C

John R. Butler, Chao Wang, Jianwei Bian, Joseph M. Ready

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The kibdelones are aromatic polyketide natural products featuring isoquinolinone and tetrahydroxanthone ring systems. They display potent cytotoxicity toward a range of human cancer cell lines. Here, we present an enantioselective total synthesis of kibdelone C that utilizes a Shi epoxidation to establish the absolute and relative stereochemistry, an acid-catalyzed cyclization to form the tetrahydroxanthone, and a C - H arylation to complete the hexacyclic skeleton.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9956-9959
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number26
StatePublished - Jul 6 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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