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Keywords:

  • antibiotics;
  • natural products;
  • structural revision;
  • tetracyclines;
  • total synthesis
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Will the real viridicatumtoxin B please stand up: The total synthesis of viridicatumtoxin B resulted in its structural revision and opens the way for analogue construction and biological evaluation of this complex tetracycline-like antibiotic. The highly convergent strategy employed allows for swift construction of the entire carbocyclic framework of the molecule.