Synthesis of Strophasterol A Guided by a Proposed Biosynthesis and Innate Reactivity
R.C. Heinze, D. Lentz, P. Heretsch – 2016
The synthesis of strophasterol A, a moderator of endoplasmatic reticulum (ER) stress in Alzheimer's disease, and the first member of a structurally unprecedented class of secosterols, was achieved through the implementation of a key step of its proposed biosynthesis and two C−H oxidations. Analysis of the innate reactivity of the intermediates enabled the identification of a novel way to prepare an α-chloro-γ-hydroxy-δ-keto enone, as well as its vinylogous α-ketol rearrangement to a δ-keto carboxylic acid.