A biomimetic synthesis of calothrixin B

Jonathan Sperry, Christopher S. P. McErlean, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Christopher J. Moody

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Abstract

Oxidation of the indolo[2,3-a]carbazole 15, readily obtained in six steps from indigo, followed by deprotection results in formation of the indolo[3,2-j]phenanthridine quinone alkaloid calothrixin B 2, demonstrating the viability of the proposed biosynthetic route to this unique ring system. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2007

Keywords

  • ANTITUMOR AGENTS
  • OXIDOREDUCTASE
  • CYANOBACTERIA
  • METABOLITES
  • ROUTE

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