Synthesis study on marmycin A: preparation of the C3'-desmethyl analogues.

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Total synthesis of natural product marmycin A was studied. An expeditious synthetic strategy for the key fragment 8-amino-3-methylbenz[a]anthraquinone (1) was established with decarboxylative alkylation, Pd(OAc)(2)-catalyzed cyclization, aromatization, and C-N coupling as the key steps. However, final assembly of marmycin A was hampered by the failure to… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jo9011078

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