Ronny William

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The putative oxyallyl cation intermediate generated following Nazarov cyclization of dienone has been successfully intercepted with potassium alkynyltrifluoroborates which act as σ-nucleophiles in the presence of BF3·Et2O. This new trapping modality allowed unprecedented introduction of an alkynyl moiety to the cyclopentanone framework by means of an(More)
The analogous imino-variant of the Nazarov reaction suffers from unfavorable energetics associated with the ring closure process, thereby limiting the utility of this class of reactions. In this report, the realization of the first intermolecular interrupted imino-Nazarov reaction utilizing silylated pyrimidine derivatives as nucleophilic trapping partners(More)
The 3-aminoglycosides are ubiquitous in biologically important classes of glycoconjugates and naturally occurring oligosaccharides. Despite the rapid growth in the development of synthetic method of 3-amino glycosides, the current state-of-the art suffers from limited substrate scope, low yields, long reaction times, and anomeric mixtures. This work(More)
A highly stereoselective BF(3)·OEt(2)-promoted tandem hydroamination-glycosylation on a glycal scaffold has been developed to form 3-amino-2,3-dideoxysugars in a one-pot procedure. This efficient multicomponent reaction protocol offers simplicity and general applicability to a broad range of variations on each component.
Facile 4π conrotatory imino-Nazarov cyclization of a 1-aminopentadienyl cation generated from condensation an aldehyde and secondary aniline in the presence of a catalytic amount of a Lewis acid has been developed. Silver(I)-catalyzed intramolecular arene trapping of the resulting cyclic oxyallyl cation leads to formation of tricyclic indoline-fused(More)
An efficient and high-yielding synthesis of penaresidin B is disclosed herein. The concise 8-step synthesis of azetidine aldehyde was devised by incorporating our novel strategy for ready access to 3-amino-2,3-dideoxysugars via regio- and stereoselective tandem hydroamination/glycosylation of glycal as the key step.
A diverted total synthesis (DTS) approach to the total synthesis of pyridone alkaloids N-deoxymilitarinone A (8) and torrubiellone B (10) has been developed. The common intermediate 14 was first assembled by a dual directed orthometalation process using a methoxymethyl group as directed metalation group. Other crucial steps include the assembly of polyenes(More)
Our aim is to construct physical clone maps covering those regions of chromosome 6 that are not currently extensively mapped, and use these to determine the DNA sequence of the whole chromosome. The strategy we are following involves establishing a high density framework map of the order of 15 markers per Megabase using radiation hybrid (RH) mapping. The(More)
A collective synthesis of 4-hydroxy-2-pyridone alkaloids--specifically, pretenellin B, prebassianin B, farinosone A, militarione D, pyridovericin, and torrubiellone C--has been achieved. Key steps include using a strategic convergent method to synthesize the densely substituted pyridone key intermediate by Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction, a divergent(More)
A highly stereoselective BF3∙OEt2-promoted tandem hydroamination/glycosylation on glycal scaffolds has been developed to form propargyl 3-tosylamino-2,3-dideoxysugars in a one-pot manner. Subsequent construction of multivalent 3-tosylamino-2,3-dideoxyneoglycoconjugates with potential biochemical applications was presented herein involving click conjugations(More)