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Communication | Special issue | Vol 30, No. 1, 1990, pp.247-251
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-89-S17
Synthesis of Amphikuemin and Analogs: A Synomone That Mediates Partner-Recognition between Anemonefish and Sea Anemone

Katsuhiro Konno,* Guo-wei Qin, Koji Nakanishi, Michio Murata, and Yoko Naya

*The Institute of Food Chemistry, 1-1-1, Wakayamadai, Shimamotocho, Mishimagun, Osaka 618-0024, Japan


Amphikuemin (1), a compound that is responsible for partner-recognition at the first encounter between anemonefish and sea anemones, has been synthesized to confirm its structure and to supply material for further biological studies. Synthesis of amphikuemin analogs (11-15) is also described.