Chemistry and biology of diazonamide A: Second total synthesis and biological investigations
Heterocyclic Compounds, 4 or More Rings
As an especially unique target for chemical synthesis, diazonamide A has the potential to be constructed through a plethora of synthetic routes, each attended by different challenges and opportunities for discovery. In this article, we detail our second total synthesis of diazonamide A through a sequence entirely distinct from that employed in our first campaign, one whose success required the development of several special strategies and tactics. We also disclose our complete studies regarding the chemical biology of diazonamide A and its structural congeners, and more fully delineate the scope of our protocol for Robinson-Gabriel cyclodehydration using pyridine-buffered POCl(3).