Total synthesis of spiruchostatin B aided by an automated synthesizer

Shinichiro Fuse, Kumiko Okada, Yusuke Iijima, Asami Munakata, Kazuhiro MacHida, Takashi Takahashi, Motoki Takagi, Kazuo Shin-Ya, Takayuki Doi

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The total synthesis of a natural product HDAC inhibitor, spiruchostatin B, was successfully achieved. A 5-step synthesis that included an asymmetric aldol reaction was carried out in an automated synthesizer to provide an (E)-(S)-3-hydroxy-7-thio-4-heptenoic acid segment that is the crucial structure of cysteine-containing, depsipeptidic natural products such as spiruchostatins, FK228, FR901375, and largazole for their inhibitory activity against HDACs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3825-3833
Number of pages9
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 21


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