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Organic & biomolecular chemistry

Synthetic studies towards the phomactins. Concise syntheses of the tricyclic furanochroman and the oxygenated bicyclo[9.3.1]pentadecane ring systems in phomactin A.


PMID 14664383

Abstract

A concise synthesis of the tricyclic furanochroman unit 3 found in the PAF antagonist phomactin A (1) isolated from the marine fungus Phoma sp., is described. In complementary studies, a variety of synthetic routes towards the bicyclo[9.3.1]pentadecane ring system 4 in phomactin A were explored. These studies culminated in a synthesis of the substituted ring system 79 containing all the carbon atoms and all the necessary oxygen centres for elaboration to phomactin A itself.