This paper describes the details of our synthetic studies on the marine steroidal alkaloids cortistatins A and J. The key features of our strategy include (i) an efficient Knoevenagel/electrocyclic strategy to couple the diketone and the CD-ring fragment, (ii) a chemoselective radical cyclization to construct the oxabicyclo[3.2.1]octene B-ring system, (iii) a highly stereocontrolled installation of the isoquinoline unit, and (iv) a late-stage functionalization of the A-ring.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Apr 15|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry