Total Synthesis of (+)-Ipalbidine and Synthetic Studies on (+)-Sorbicillactone A

  • Author / Creator
    Chea, JongMyoung
  • Chapter 1 describes the total synthesis of (+)-ipalbidine. The indolizidine core structure was formed by use of an unusual 6-exo-trigonal radical cyclization as a key step. I started from the chiral pool using L-proline and obtained ipalbidine with an ee of >99.6%. Chapter 2 describes synthetic studies towards the total synthesis of sorbicillactone A. Most of the carbon skeleton of sorbicillactone A was assembled. However, the amination and methylation steps at C-3 remain to be accomplished. Several different approaches were explored to add stereoselectively the amino and methyl group at C-3. The most promising approach appears to be an unusual Claisen rearrangement that introduces two carbons at C-3 so constituted that they can be manipulated individually with one of them eventually being replaced by nitrogen.

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    Fall 2017
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    Doctor of Philosophy
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