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Paper | Special issue | Vol 77, No. 1, 2009, pp.483-492
Published online, 25th August, 2008
DOI: 10.3987/COM-08-S(F)47
Total Synthesis of 2-Nor-macrosphelide A and B

Yuji Matsuya,* Takashi Matsushita, Keiji Sakamoto, and Hideo Nemoto*

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toyama University, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama, Toyama 930-0194, Japan


Total synthesis of 2-nor-macrosphelides, a 15-membered analogue of 16-membered natural macrosphelides, is described. The synthesis was accomplished starting from methyl L-(+)-lactate as a sole chiral source with a high efficiency.