Total synthesis of novel 6-substituted lavendamycin antitumor agents.

[structure: see text] Novel 6-substituted lavendamycins have been synthesized for the first time. The key step in these syntheses is a Pictet-Spengler condensation (Scheme 1). Efficient methods for the synthesis of each compound, including a novel reaction for the facile introduction of alkylamino groups at the C-6 position of the lavendamycin system, are… CONTINUE READING