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Enantioselective total synthesis of macrosphelides A and E

Elsevier Science
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  • Organic Chemistry


Enantioselective synthesis of 16-membered trilactone macrolides, macrosphelide A and E from (S)-lactic acid is described. Key features of the synthesis include the utility of a hitherto unexplored beta-ketophosphonate derived from lactic acid and Yamaguchi lactonization leading to the title compounds. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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