A formal synthesis of the auriside aglycon.

@article{TelloAburto2008AFS,
  title={A formal synthesis of the auriside aglycon.},
  author={Rodolfo Tello-Aburto and Horacio F. Olivo},
  journal={Organic letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={
          2191-4
        }
}
A highly convergent formal synthesis of the auriside aglycon was achieved. An indene-based thiazolidinethione chiral auxiliary was used for the construction of both the C1-C9 and C10-C17 fragments via acetate aldol reactions. A Meinwald reaction was utilized to install the stereocenter at C2, and a conjugated addition to an ynone was used to construct the C9-C11 enone. 
19 Citations
The Taumycin A Macrocycle: Asymmetric Total Synthesis and Revision of Relative Stereochemistry
TLDR
The first asymmetric total synthesis and revision of the relative configuration of the 12-membered taumycin A macrocycle is described, providing an efficient means by which to access two diastereomers of the desired macrolide without the need to employ additional coupling agents or unnecessary oxidation state adjustments.
Addition To C=O Bonds III
Dienals derived from pyridinium salts and their subsequent application in natural product synthesis.
TLDR
The goal of the present account is to survey the utility of dienals derived from pyridinium salts as the means to establish molecular architecture featured in natural products.
Asymmetric total synthesis of leucosceptroid B.
TLDR
These sesterterpenoids exhibit interesting bioactivities, including potent antifungal and antifeedant effects, impressive antiangiogenic activity, and inhibition of prolyl endopeptidase.
Stereoselective Acetate Aldol Reactions
The stereochemical control of aldol reactions from unsubstituted enolor enolatelike species, what are known as acetate aldol reactions, has been a matter of concern for nearly 30 years [1, 2].
...
1
2
...