Synthesis of (±)-Bisavenanthramide B-6 by an Anionic Anhydride Mannich Reaction

Michael J. Di Maso, Gabriella M. Nepomuceno, Michael A. St. Peter, Haley H. Gitre, Kevin S. Martin, Jared T. Shaw

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Bisavenanthramide B-6 (2) is a highly substituted γ-lactam derived from oat leaves. Development of a new base-promoted anhydride Mannich reaction with N-sulfonylated imines that forms the core structure of 2 in a single step is presented. Further elaboration allows for a facile one-pot double Buchwald N-arylation to install the final rings onto the densely substituted γ-lactam core. This route provides the natural product in a longest linear sequence of nine steps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1740-1743
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 15 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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    Di Maso, M. J., Nepomuceno, G. M., St. Peter, M. A., Gitre, H. H., Martin, K. S., & Shaw, J. T. (2016). Synthesis of (±)-Bisavenanthramide B-6 by an Anionic Anhydride Mannich Reaction. Organic Letters, 18(8), 1740-1743.