The xylem conducts water and minerals from the root to the shoot and provides mechanical strength to the plant body. The vascular precursor cells of the procambium differentiate to form continuous vascular strands, from which xylem and phloem cells are generated in the proper spatiotemporal pattern. Procambium formation and xylem differentiation are… (More)
The convergent total synthesis of gambierol (1) is described. The octacyclic ether framework of 1 was constructed via the intramolecular allylation of alpha-chloroacetoxy ether followed by ring-closing metathesis. A modified Stille coupling was successfully applied to the synthesis of the triene side chain.
Symbiodinolide is a polyol marine natural product with a molecular weight of 2860. Herein, a streamlined synthesis of the C79-C97 fragment of symbiodinolide is described. In the synthetic route, a spiroacetalization, a Julia-Kocienski olefination, and a Sharpless asymmetric dihydroxylation were utilized as the key transformations.
A cross-metathesis approach to the stereocontrolled synthesis of the AB ring segment of ciguatoxin