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Total Synthesis of (+)-Crocacin D

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Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, C. P. 6154 Campinas, SP, Brazil, and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Département de Chimie, 24, rue Lhomond, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
Cite this: J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 6, 2225–2234
Publication Date (Web):February 17, 2005
Copyright © 2005 American Chemical Society

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    The total synthesis of (+)-crocacin D is described. The convergent asymmetric synthesis relies on the use of a Stille cross-coupling between an (E)-vinyl stannane with an (E)-vinyl iodide to establish the (E,E)-dienamide moiety followed by a mild and efficient copper-catalyzed coupling between (+)-crocacin C and a (Z)-vinyl iodide to establish the challenging (Z)-enamide function.

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     Dedicated to Prof. Timothy John Brocksom for his outstanding contributions to the field of synthetic organic chemistry in Brazil.


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