An efficient total synthesis of the sesquiterpenoid (−)-dehydrocostus lactone is reported. Our earlier approach by a domino enediyne metathesis was extended by a domino dienyne metathesis strategy to give access to suitably functionalized hydroazulene cores. Highly stereoselective asymmetric anti aldol reactions provided the enantiopure substrates for this key step of our synthesis. Multiple hydroboration/oxidation of the resulting hydroazulenes set up three out of four stereogenic centers in a single step. First, oxidation to give a diketo-γ-lactone enabled an enantioselective formal synthesis of the target guaianolide. Subsequently, the final steps of this approach were improved by using a double carbonyl olefination at the stage of a masked γ-butyrolactone, which completed the synthesis in a much more efficient way.
|Seiten (von - bis)||3535-3662|
|Fachzeitschrift||European journal of organic chemistry: EurJOC|
|Publikationsstatus||Veröffentlicht - 2021|