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Total Synthesis of (+)-Pleuromutilin

Farney, Elliot P. and Feng, Sean S. and Schäfers, Felix and Reisman, Sarah E. (2018) Total Synthesis of (+)-Pleuromutilin. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140 (4). pp. 1267-1270. ISSN 0002-7863. PMCID PMC5988231. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b13260.

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An 18-step synthesis of the antibiotic (+)-pleuromutilin is disclosed. The key steps of the synthesis include a highly stereoselective SmI2-mediated cyclization to establish the eight-membered ring and a stereospecific transannular [1,5]-hydrogen atom transfer to set the C10 stereocenter. This strategy was also used to prepare (+)-12-epi-pleuromutilin. The chemistry described here will enable efforts to prepare new mutilin antibiotics.

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Additional Information:© 2018 American Chemical Society. Received: December 15, 2017; Published: January 11, 2018. We thank Dr. Michael Takase and Larry Henling for X-ray data collection, Ms. Julie Hofstra for X-ray data refinement, Dr. David VanderVelde for assistance with NMR structure determination, Dr. Scott Virgil for assistance with crystallization of 26, and the Caltech 3CS for access to analytical equipment. Fellowship support was provided by the NIH (E.P.F., Grant 1F32GM117764) and NSF (S.S.F., DGE-1144469). Financial support from the Heritage Medical Research Institute is gratefully acknowledged. The authors declare no competing financial interest.
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Official Citation:Total Synthesis of (+)-Pleuromutilin. Elliot P. Farney, Sean S. Feng, Felix Schäfers, and Sarah E. Reisman. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018 140 (4), 1267-1270. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b13260
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