PMID: 11112600Jan 11, 2000

Ring-closing alkyne metathesis. Application to the total synthesis of sophorolipid lactone

The Journal of Organic Chemistry
A FürstnerRichard Mynott


The first total synthesis of a major component of the microbial biosurfactant sophorolipid has been achieved. This approach to the 26-membered macrolide 1 containing a Z-configured alkene group in its lipidic tether spanning the sophorose backbone is based on a ring-closing metathesis reaction of diyne 21 catalyzed by Mo[N(t-Bu)(Ar)](3) (5; Ar = 3,5-dimethylphenyl) activated in situ by CH(2)Cl(2), followed by Lindlar reduction of the resulting cycloalkyne 22. The two beta-glycosidic linkages of compound 21 were installed by means of the glucal epoxide method and a modified Koenigs-Knorr reaction promoted by AgOTf/lutidine, respectively.


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