An efficient total synthesis of maleimycin

Pratap Singh, Steven M. Weinreb

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Maleimycin (1), a minor metabolite of Streptomyces showdoensis possesses antibiotic and antitumor activity but is not available in sufficient quantity from natural sources for complete biological testing. Described is an efficient four step total synthesis of racemic maleimycin from readily available cyclopenten-1,2-dicarboxylic acid, which now makes this metabolite available in quantity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2379-2380
Number of pages2
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1976

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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