(Chemical Equation Presented) A synthesis of verdamicin C2 and its congener C2a has been accomplished from sisomicin relying on a novel oxidative transformation of an allylic azide to the corresponding α,β- unsaturated aldehyde, and its stereocontrolled elaboration into the intended 5′ side chain of verdamicin C2 and C2a. In vitro antibacterial testing shows that both C6′ epimers in verdamicin C2 and C2a are equally active against a variety of bacterial strains. Oxidation of allylic primary azides, ethers, and esters of 2-substituted dihydro[2H]pyrans with SeO2 leads directly to the corresponding aldehydes.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry