Synthesis of (±)-terpendole e

Takaaki Teranishi, Tetsuro Murokawa, Masaru Enomoto, Shigefumi Kuwahara

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The first synthesis of the racemate of terpendole E, a speci fic inhibitor of the mitotic kinesin Eg5, has been achieved from a known tricyclic dihydroxy ketone by a 13-step sequence that involves diastereoselective installation of its C3 quaternary stereocenter via a cyclopropyl ketone intermediate and Pd-mediated two-step construction of the indole ring moiety as the key transformations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Antimitotic
  • Indole diterpene
  • Kinesin spindle protein
  • Terpendole
  • Total synthesis


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