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Review | Special issue | Vol 77, No. 1, 2009, pp.85-97
Published online, 10th July, 2008
DOI: 10.3987/REV-08-SR(F)2
Progress towards the Total Synthesis of the Bioactive Calothrixins A and B

Tominari Choshi and Satoshi Hibino*

*Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuyama University, Fukuyama, Hiroshima 729-0292, Japan


During the past decade, the total synthesis of calothrixin A and B, bioactive metabolites from cyanobacteria Calothrix sp., has been independently reported by six groups. Here, we describe the development of these synthetic efforts, including two biomimetic routes via indolo[2,3-a]carbazole.