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Keywords:

  • natural product;
  • angucycline;
  • mayamycin;
  • total synthesis;
  • C-glycosilation

Abstract

Natural product mayamycin is the first example in the angucycline class featuring a C-glycoside linkage at the C5-position of the benz[a]anthracenone core with remarkable biological activities. We successfully synthesized the two retrosynthetic fragments, but found that the final C-glycosylation did not occur. Alternatively, an A-ring saturated aglycon was prepared, but the proposed C-glycosylation still did not proceed. Finally, a simplified substrate was used and the subsequent C-glycosylation went through smoothly, giving a two-ring less analogue of mayamycin.