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[reaction: see text] N,N-Dialkyl-beta-amino alcohols derived from alpha-amino acids can be rearranged enantiospecifically by using TFAA/Et3N/NaOH to give 1,2-amino alcohols with enantiomeric excess up to 99%.
Carrots (Daucus carota) were used to reduce cyclic amino-ketones in high yields and enantiomeric excesses. This cheap, eco-compatible, and efficient reducing reagent allows the easy access to precursors of biologically active products.
SSR 241586 is a 2,2-disubstituted morpholine, developed by Sanofi-Aventis, which is active in the treatment of schizophrenia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Different strategies have been studied to synthesize this molecule and among the strategies an organo-catalyzed Henry reaction, applied to an α-keto ester, has produced SSR 241586 in excellent… (More)
The series Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry presents critical reviews on present and future trends in the research of heterocyclic compounds. Overall the scope is to cover topics dealing with all areas within heterocyclic chemistry, both experimental and theoretical, of interest to the general heterocyclic chemistry community. The series consists of topic… (More)
N,N-Dialkyl-β-amino alcohols were enantiospecifically and regioselectively rearranged by using N,N-diethylaminosulfur trifluoride (DAST) to give optically active β-fluoroamines in excellent yields and enantiomeric excesses. This rearrangement was applied to the enantioselective synthesis of LY503430, a potential therapeutic agent for Parkinson's disease.
Activation of the estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) is of prime importance for the development of hormone-dependent breast cancers. Hence, drugs able to impede the emergence of an active folding of ERα have been used for a long time as a first line therapeutic strategy. Aromatase inhibitors that block estradiol synthesis and / or antiestrogens that compete with… (More)
[reaction: see text]. A convergent total synthesis of the methyl ester of zincophorin, an ionophore antibiotic, has been realized relying on a diastereoselective titanium-mediated aldol coupling between the C1-C12 and C13-C25 subunits. The latter fragment was prepared by using a Carroll-Claisen rearrangement.
A myriad of biologically active products incorporates polyenic frameworks. Among the syntheses developed to access these moieties, metal-catalyzed cross-couplings emerged as reactions of choice especially due to their high stereoselectivity. Particularly, the use of bifunctionalized compounds (linchpin reagents) allows a fast, modular and efficient access… (More)
[structure: see text] Hsp90 has recently emerged as a promising biological target for treatment of cancer. Herbimycin A and other members of the benzoquinoid ansamycin class of natural products are known to inhibit Hsp90 activity. The total synthesis of herbimycin A was achieved from the commercially available Roche ester 1 by using allylmetals to control… (More)