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Title: Studies towards lactonamycin : approaches to O-glycoside formation
Author: Rzepa, Paula Rocha
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 4373
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2008
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Please note: Abstract contains images which cannot be displayed. The total synthesis of lactonamycin (1), a natural product isolated from a soil sample, by Matsomoto and co-workers1 is currently under investigation. Lactonamycin (1) possesses antimicrobal activity against Gram-Positive bacteria including MRSA and VRE as well as appreciable levels of cytotoxicity against tumor cell lines. A highly oxygenated fused perhydrofuran-furanone structural motif and a naphtha[e]isoindole ring system make up the hexacylcic core of lactonamycin (1). Adding to the structural complexity, a 2,3,6-trideoxy sugar unit is connected to the core structure via a highly hindered tertiary glycosidic linkage. Various strategies for glycosidation, using the known ABCD alcohol (±)-2 as a model for the tertiary alcohol of lactonamycin (1) are discussed. Of these include, the use of classical glycosidation approaches and more novel strategies that employ open chain glycosyl donors. In particular, the synthesis of glycoside 4 and subsequent investigations towards target compound 5 are described.
Supervisor: Barrett, Anthony Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral