Total synthesis of (+)-grandifloracin by iron complexation of a microbial arene oxidation product

Matthew J Palframan, Gabriele Kociok-Kohn, Simon E Lewis

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(+)-Grandifloracin was synthesized from sodium benzoate by means of a dearomatizing dihydroxylation that proceeds with unusual regloselectivity. Iron diene complexes formed from the arene oxidation product permit the use of otherwise Inaccessible transformations. The synthetic material was shown to be antipodal to the natural product, thus determining the absolute configuration of grandifloracin for the first time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3150-3153
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number12
Early online date16 May 2011
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2011


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