Synlett 2010(2): 223-226  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1218565
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart ˙ New York

Synthesis of the C1-C15 Region of Palmerolide A Using Refined Claisen-Type Addition-Bond Cleavage Methodology

David M. Jones, Gregory B. Dudley*
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390, USA
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Received 14 September 2009
Publication Date:
11 December 2009 (online)


Synthesis of the eastern hemisphere (C1-C15) of pal­merolide A is described. A re-optimized Claisen-type condensation of vinylogous acyl triflates provides efficient entry into the C1-C8 subunit, setting up a convergent Horner-Wittig olefination to deliver the eastern portion of palmerolide A.

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See Supporting Information, compound B.


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