PubMed 19191240

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Automatically associated channels: Kv1.3

Title: Enantioselective total synthesis of (-)-candelalides A, B and C: potential Kv1.3 blocking immunosuppressive agents.

Authors: Takamasa Oguchi, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Kôichi Ohkubo, Hideki Abe, Tadashi Katoh

Journal, date & volume: , 2009 , 15, 2826-45

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Novel Kv1.3 blocking immunosuppressants, (-)-candelalides A, B and C, were efficiently synthesized for the first time in a convergent and unified manner starting from (+)-5-methyl-Wieland-Miescher ketone. The synthetic method involved the following key steps: i) a strategic [2,3]-Wittig rearrangement of a stannylmethyl ether to install the stereogenic center at C9 and the exo-methylene function at C8 present in the decalin portion; ii) a straightforward coupling of a trans-decalin portion (BC ring) and a gamma-pyrone moiety through the C16-C3' bond to assemble the requisite carbon framework; and iii) a construction of a characteristic di or tetrahydropyran ring (A ring) by internal nucleophilic ring closure of a hydroxy aldehyde or a hydroxy epoxide. The present total synthesis has fully established the absolute configuration of these natural products.