Alkylation of planar chiral cationic pi-allylmolybdenum complexes - the total synthesis of cryptophycin 4

Christopher, John Andrew (2000) Alkylation of planar chiral cationic pi-allylmolybdenum complexes - the total synthesis of cryptophycin 4. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

We have investigated the alkylation of planar chiral cationic pi-allylmolybdenum complexes 2.1 and 2.2 with a variety of functionalised alpha-alkoxyalkylcopper(I) nucleophiles. Complexes 2.1 and 2.2 are readily formed from the corresponding homochiral allylic acetates (S)- and (R)-2.12 and a suitable Mo(0) source with retention of facial stereochemistry (Scheme 1). Excellent selectivity for attack anti to the metal fragment yields products of overall inversion of configuration, 2.3 and 2.4. Good regiocontrol (typically > 8:1) results from steric discrimination between the termini of the allyl unit. The selectivity is obtained without the need to control central chirality at the metal, in contrast to literature precedent. [diagram] We have applied the methodology to natural product synthesis. Cryptophycin 4 (4.110) was prepared via the coupling of novel cationic complex 4.1 and homochiral nucleophile 4.2 as synthetic equivalents for synthons 4.5 and 4.7 respectively (Scheme 2). [diagram].

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: P J Kocienski
Keywords: Pharmacology
Date of Award: 2000
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2000-71224
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 10:49
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71224

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