Synthesis of New 14-Membered Macrolide Antibiotics via a Novel Ring Contraction MetathesisOrganic Letters (2003)
A novel ring opening ring closing metathesis (ROM-RCM) was demonstrated for cyclic conjugated dienes, effecting the excision of a C2H2 unit and a net ring contraction. Applying the ring contraction metathesis, new 14-membered ring macrolide antibiotics were synthesized in a single step from existing 16-membered ring macrolides. This new class of macrolide antibiotics will provide access to new therapeutics for the treatment of macrolide-resistant bacterial infections.
Citation InformationTsvetelina I. Lazarova, Sophie M. Binet, Nha H. Vo, Jason Chen, et al.. "Synthesis of New 14-Membered Macrolide Antibiotics via a Novel Ring Contraction Metathesis" Organic Letters Vol. 5 Iss. 4 (2003) p. 443 - 445
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