Total synthesis of (±)-cortistatin J from furan

Mark G. Nilson, Raymond L. Funk

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A concise, diastereoselective total synthesis of (±)-cortistatin J has been completed in 20 steps from furan. Key steps include an intramolecular [4 + 3] cyclization of a disubstituted furan with a (Z)-2-(trialkylsilyloxy)-2- enal to construct the tetracyclic core and a (Z)-vinylsilane/iminium ion cyclization to form the A ring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12451-12453
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number32
StatePublished - Aug 17 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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