Kevin T Sprott

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This article describes the discovery of a series of potent inhibitors of Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1). Optimization of this benzolactam-derived chemical series produced an orally bioavailable inhibitor of PLK1 (12c, MLN0905). In vivo pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic experiments demonstrated prolonged mitotic arrest after oral administration of 12c to tumor(More)
A transition metal-catalyzed/Curtius rearrangement sequence toward the development of conformationally constrained alpha-Boc-aminophosphonates 2-6 is described. An approach using the versatile tert-butylphosphonoacetate moieties 1a and 1b to derive an array of mono- and bicyclic alpha-Boc-aminophosphonate systems is presented. Conformational constraint is(More)
[reaction: see text] The utility of functionalized 1,4-diamines, produced via a temporary phosphorus tether (P-tether)/ring-closing metathesis (RCM)/hydrolysis sequence, is demonstrated in the synthesis of structurally diverse DMP 323 analogues. These 1,4-diamines are transformed into various seven-membered heterocycles via insertion of the appropriate(More)
[reaction: see text] A double diastereotopic differentiation strategy on a phosphonoacetate template is described. The approach utilizes Rh(2)(OAc)(4)-catalyzed intramolecular cyclopropanation (ICP) employing the (R)-pantolactone auxiliary in the ester functionality of the phosphonoacetate. The olefinic diastereofacial selectivity is governed by inherent(More)
The synthesis of an array of P-chiral amino acid-derived phosphonamidic anhydrides is described. These anhydrides are prepared by condensation of allylated amino acids 19-22 with methyl- or vinylphosphonic dichlorides 23 or 24 to produce three diastereomeric anhydrides 4-11a-c in good to excellent yields. The mechanistic issues concerning anhydride(More)
The synthesis of 1,4-diamines containing the (Z)-1,4-diaminobut-2-ene subunit via a temporary phosphorus tether/RCM strategy is described. We have developed a new method utilizing phosphorus nuclei as suitable temporary tethers for the coupling of nonracemic allylic amines. This approach allows for the generation of C(2)-symmetric and unsymmetric(More)
The preparation and utilization of C(2)-symmetric 1,4-diamines in the synthesis of amino acid-derived cyclic phosphonamides 1-3 are described. The 1,4-diamines are synthesized via three methods: (i) amino acid/fumaryl chloride coupling followed by amide reduction, (ii) amino acid/1,4-diamine coupling followed by amide reduction, and (iii) a(More)
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