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Bile acids are important scaffolds in medicinal and supramolecular chemistry. However, the use of seco bile acids, i.e., bile acids with opened rings, as cores or building blocks for the assembly of complex peptide conjugates or macrocycles has remained elusive so far. A biomimetic approach to secocholanes, based on an oxidative ring-expansion/ring-opening(More)
The first total synthesis of tubulysin B is described. The aziridine route to tubuphenylalanine (Tup) of the tubulysin D/U-series could not be transferred to the synthesis of tubutyrosine (blue moiety). Therefore, tubutyrosine (Tut) was synthesized by a Wittig olefination/diastereoselective catalytic reduction sequence. Interestingly, the C-2 epimer of(More)
The synthesis of a new generation of highly cytotoxic tubulysin analogues (i.e., tubugis) is described. In the key step, the rare, unstable, and synthetically difficult to introduce tertiary amide-N,O-acetal moiety required for high potency in natural tubulysins is replaced by a dipeptoid element formed in an Ugi four-component reaction. Two of the four(More)
A detailed study of the Baeyer-Villiger reaction of 3-ketosteroids has been performed by using m-chloroperoxybenzoic and trifluoroperoxyacetic acids as oxidants. The process was fully regiospecific for 3-keto-5alpha-steroids with the employ of both peracids, and only partially regioselective for 3-keto-5beta-steroids by using trifluoroperoxyacetic acid.(More)
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