Total synthesis of bacilosarcins A and B

Masaru Enomoto, Shigefumi Kuwahara

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(Chemical Equation Presented) I want to ride my bicycle: The thermodynamic stability of nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ring systems is exploited in the first enantioselective total synthesis of bacilosarcins A and B, which has been achieved in simple two-step sequences from amicoumacin C. Bacilosarcin A incorporates a totally unprecedented heterobicyclic ring system and exhibits a remarkably potent herbicidal activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1144-1148
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 26


  • Alkaloids
  • Epoxidation
  • Heterocycles
  • Natural products
  • Total synthesis


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