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Synthesis of Pyran and Pyranone Natural Products

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Author(s): Christopher D. Donner | Melvyn Gill | Leonie M. Tewierik

Journal: Molecules
ISSN 1420-3049

Volume: 9;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 498;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: Stereospecific synthesis | fungal metabolites | quinones | isochromanones.

ABSTRACT
An overview of the synthesis of the fungal metabolites (+)-dermolactone, (–)- semixanthomegnin, (+)- and (–)-mellein, (–)-ochratoxin α, (–)-(1R,3S)-thysanone, the enantiopure ventiloquinones L, E and G, and 8-desmethyleleutherin from a common chiral intermediate, is presented. Further methodology leading potentially toward extended quinones such as (3S,3'S)-xylindein is also outlined.
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