15. Biomimetic Synthesis of Polyether Natural Products via Polyepoxide Opening

  1. Prof. Dr. Erwan Poupon2 and
  2. Dr. Bastien Nay3
  1. Ivan Vilotijevic and
  2. Timothy F. Jamison

Published Online: 21 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527634606.ch15

Biomimetic Organic Synthesis

Biomimetic Organic Synthesis

How to Cite

Vilotijevic, I. and Jamison, T. F. (2011) Biomimetic Synthesis of Polyether Natural Products via Polyepoxide Opening, in Biomimetic Organic Synthesis (eds E. Poupon and B. Nay), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527634606.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Université Paris-Sud 11, Faculté du Pharmacie, 5, rue Jean-Baptiste Clément, 92260 Châtenay-Malabry, France

  2. 3

    Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Unité Molécules de Communication et Adaptation des Micro-organismes associée au CNRS (UMR 7245), 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France

Author Information

  1. Massachusetts, Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527325801

Online ISBN: 9783527634606



  • Baldwin's rules;
  • biomimetic synthesis;
  • epoxide-opening cascades;
  • polycyclic ethers;
  • polyether natural products


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Synthetic Considerations: Baldwin's Rules

  • Polycyclic Polyethers: Structure and Biosynthesis

  • Epoxide-Opening Cascades in the Synthesis of Polycyclic Polyethers

  • Summary and Outlook

  • References