Total Synthesis of Homodimericin A

Angewchem
Total Synthesis of Homodimericin A: We report the concise total synthesis of homodimericin A (1), a recently identified fungal metabolite bearing an unprecedented molecular architecture. The success of the approach hinges on a series of rationally designed and bioinspired transformations, including a Moore rearrangement to assemble the monomeric hydroquinone precursor, homodimerization through double Michael addition to construct the planar A/B/C tricyclic framework, and a tandem Diels–Alder reaction/carbonyl–ene cyclization to forge the congested D/E/F tricyclic cage motif.

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