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[structure: see text] A stereodivergent approach toward total syntheses of Coccinellidae defensive alkaloids is described. These syntheses feature a highly diastereoselective intramolecular aza-[3 + 3] annulation strategy, which represents a de novo approach to this family of natural products.
Resveratrol, a nontoxic polyphenol, has been shown to inhibit tumor growth in a xenograft mouse model of neuroblasoma. However, resveratrol is rapidly metabolized, mainly to its glucuronidated and sulfated derivatives. This study demonstrates that resveratrol alone, and not the glucuronidated or sulfated metabolites, is taken up into tumor cells, induces a… (More)
A computation docking study of the highly potent, non-nitrogen containing, acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (+)-arisugacin A is presented. The model suggests that (+)-arisugacin A is a dual binding site covalent inhibitor of AChE. These findings are examined in the context of Alzheimer's disease-modifying therapeutic design. (+)-Arisugacin A's revealed mode… (More)
A general approach to synthesis of dihydroxanthone derivatives is described here. In vitro evaluation of these dihydroxanthones demonstrated that some derivatives possess moderate anti-cholinesterase activities and better selectivities than tacrine for acetylcholinesterase over butyrylcholinesterase. Structural effects on anti-cholinesterase activities were… (More)
[reaction: see text] Total syntheses of (+/-)-rhododaurichromanic acids A and B and methyl (+/-)-daurichromenic ester are described here. Despite the complex appearances of these compounds, their syntheses are completed in six steps with a 15% overall yield as a mixture by featuring our formal oxa-[3 + 3] cycloaddition methodology.
The feasibility of trapping the vinyl copper intermediate generated in situ from azide-[3 + 2] cycloadditions and viability of employing these triazoles as unique templates for ring-closing metathesis are described here; this work effectively combines the two powerful reactions for the first time to construct various de novo fused and bridged triazoles that… (More)
Evidence is described here to support that a highly stereoselective 6pi-electron electrocyclic ring closure of 1-azatrienes is a key step in formal [3 + 3] cycloaddition or annulation reactions of chiral vinylogous amides with alpha,beta-unsaturated iminium salts. This would represent the first highly stereoselective 6pi-electron electrocyclic ring closure… (More)
[reaction: see text] An enantioselective total synthesis of (-)-cylindricine C is described, featuring a diastereoselective intramolecular aza-[3 + 3] annulation strategy and an interesting halohydrin formation of the C4-5 olefin for construction of C4-ketone. This work provides a unique approach to this family of natural products.
This work describes the first examples of diastereoselective intramolecular cyclopropanations of a de novo class of push-pull carbenes derived from DMDO-epoxidations of chiral ynamides. This reaction sequence essentially constitutes a tandem epoxidation-cyclopropanation that effectively gives arise to a series of structurally unique amido-cyclopropanes. A… (More)