Total Syntheses of rac- and (+)-Goniomitine

Eunjoon Park, Cheol Hong Cheon

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Concise total syntheses of rac- and (+)-goniomitine were developed. The cyanide-catalyzed imino-Stetter reaction of an aldimine, derived from ethyl 2-aminocinnamate and either rac- or (S)-α,β-unsaturated aldehyde bearing a δ-valerolactam at the β-position, provided rac- or (S)-indole-3-acetate carrying an α-vinyl-δ-valerolactam scaffold at the 2-position, respectively. Subsequent saturation of the vinyl group, followed by treatment with DIBAL-H, afforded N-benzyl protected goniomitine. Final debenzylation provided the desired natural product after only three column separations. (Figure presented.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4888-4892
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 5

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grants funded by the Korean Government (NRF‐2018R1D1 A1 A02086110 and NRF‐2014‐011165, Center for New Directions in Organic Synthesis).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim


  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Biomimetic total synthesis
  • Cyanide
  • Imino-Stetter reaction
  • goniomitine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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