Studies toward the synthesis of (-)-zampanolide: preparation of N-acyl hemiaminal model systems.


[structure: see text] Synthesis of N-acyl hemiaminal model systems related to the side chain of the antitumor natural product zampanolide is reported. Key steps involve oxidative decarboxylation of N-acyl-alpha-amino acid intermediates, followed by ytterbium triflate mediated solvolysis. Evidence for stabilization of the N-acyl hemiaminal moiety in model… (More)