Stereoselective Syntheses of Tetrahydropyrans

Applications to the Synthesis of (+)-Leucascandrolide A, (+)-Dactylolide and (±)-Diospongin A

  • Kiyoun Lee

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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In his thesis, Kiyoun Lee describes his studies into tandem and organocatalytic oxa-conjugate addition reactions for the synthesis of complex tetrahydropyrans (THP). Readers gain insight into the new methods Lee employs for the synthesis of biologically interesting natural products including (+)-leucascandrolide A, (+)-dactylolide, and (±)-diospongin A. The reactions Lee investigates are applicable to a broad range of substrates and proceed with excellent stereoselectivity. Moreover, the methodologies allow the synthesis of a wide range of THP-containing compounds. The development of reactions, such as those discussed by Lee, has the potential to impact natural product synthesis, pharmaceutical development and chemical biology.


(+)-Dactylolide (+)-Leucascandrolide A (±)-Diospongin A Gem-disubstituent Effect Tandem Cross-metathesis/thermal SN2′ Tandem and Organocatalytic Oxa-conjugate Addition Tetrahydropyran

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  • Kiyoun Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.The Scripps Research InstituteLa JollaUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04461-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04462-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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