Total synthesis of englerin A.


Total synthesis of englerin A, a recently reported sesquiterpenoid exhibiting potent and selective growth inhibition against renal cancer cell lines, has been accomplished. The successful strategy featured a [5 + 2] cycloaddition reaction to cast the seven-membered oxabicyclic key intermediate in both racemic and optically active forms. Synthetic… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja102927n


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