Total synthesis and biological evaluation of (-)-pectinatone employing a methyl-branched wax ester as key building block.

Abstract

Unnatural (-)-pectinatone ((-)-3) was prepared in five steps starting from the highly methyl-branched wax ester 4, employing bromination of the ester enolate and subsequent base-induced elimination to the enoate 6 as the key step. Both (-)-3 and the amides 8b and 8c, which were isolated as by-products in the reaction sequence, displayed antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity.

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@article{Galeyeva2006TotalSA, title={Total synthesis and biological evaluation of (-)-pectinatone employing a methyl-branched wax ester as key building block.}, author={Yana Galeyeva and Sarah Helbig and Michael Morr and F. D. Sasse and Manfred Nimtz and Sabine Laschat and Angelika Baro}, journal={Chemistry & biodiversity}, year={2006}, volume={3 8}, pages={935-41} }