Total synthesis of sordaricin

Lewis N. Mander*, Regan J. Thomson

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(Matrix presented) The total synthesis of sordaricin, the diterpene aglycone of an important class of antifungal compounds, is described. Two approaches were explored, the first of which utilized a possible biogenetic intramolecular [4 + 2] cycloaddition to form the complete carbon skeleton of the target molecule. A second approach using a tandem cycloreversion/intramolecular [4 + 2] cycloaddition sequence is also detailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1321-1324
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 17 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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