The total synthesis of (-)-amathaspiramide F

Chambers C. Hughes, Dirk Trauner

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Breaking the cis rule: L-Proline and not as expected D-proline led to (-)-amathaspiramide F with the correct configuration in a short sequence of steps (see retrosynthetic scheme). This synthesis features an exception to the principle of self-regeneration of chirality and a strategy for circumventing a problematic Nef reaction in the presence of densely spaced polar functionality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4556-4559
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 2 2002


  • Alkaloids
  • Amathaspiramides
  • Nef reaction
  • Proline
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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