Enantioselective Synthesis Muqubilin and Negombatoperoxides B and C/D.


Wang XT(1), Wu Y(1).
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(1)State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry, Center for Excellence in Molecular Synthesis, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 345 Lingling Road, Shanghai 200032 China.


Muqubilin, negombatoperoxide B, and negombatoperoxide C/D were synthesized through enantioselective routes, with the quaternary center derived from a peroxy chiral building block of known absolute configuration. The C-2/C-3 stereogenic centers were introduced by asymmetric aldol condensation, and the 1,2-dioxane ring was constructed via an intramolecular alkylation of a hydroperoxide with a mesylate. The synthetic samples showed physical and spectroscopic data consistent with those reported in the literature and thus verified the configurations of the natural products. A potentially more expeditious enantioselective entry to the 1,2-dioxane-aldol moiety (C-1 to C-6) of such cyclic peroxides was also briefly explored, where the C-2/C-3 stereogenic centers were installed through a [2+2] cycloaddition and the 1,2-dioxane ring was closed via an intramolecular alkylation coupled with an alkyl-oxygen cleavage of a β-lactone.