Asymmetric synthesis of the northern half C1-C16 of the bryostatins.


Starting from 8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-6-en-3-one and racemic 2,2-dimethyl-8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-6-en-3-one, the C1-C16 segment of the bryostatins has been synthesized in 30 steps and 9% overall yield (17 steps longest linear sequence). Fragment coupling by dithiane strategy and protecting group manipulations provided an advanced chemodifferentiated northern… (More)