Stereoselective total synthesis of amicoumacin C

Tomomi Suzuki, Tomohiro Nagasawa, Masaru Enomoto, Shigefumi Kuwahara

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The enantio- and diastereoselective total synthesis of amicoumacin C was achieved from l-phenylalanine in 17% overall yield through 13 steps via condensation between an amine and an acid segment. The amine segment was prepared from l-leucine in 42% yield by a 7-step sequence involving a diastereoselective reduction of an α-dibenzylamino ketone intermediate, while the acid segment was obtained from l-phenylalanine by using acidic hydrolysis of an acetonide-protected amide accompanied by concomitant lactonization as a key step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1992-1997
Number of pages6
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 1


  • Amicoumacin
  • Antibacterial
  • Diastereoselective reduction
  • Isocoumarin
  • Total synthesis


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