The heterodimeric indole/coumarin natural product exotine B was synthesized for the first time. The carbon skeleton of the natural product was formed rapidly by a palladium-catalyzed Suzuki cross-coupling reaction and a gallium-catalyzed three-component [4 + 3] cycloaddition reaction. An alternative biosynthesis of exotine B is proposed based on the total synthesis. Improved syntheses of coumarin natural products gleinadiene and coumurrayin are also reported.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry