Lyconadin A (1) is a structurally unique Lycopodium alkaloid with antitumor properties, isolated from the club moss Lycopodium complanatum. We are developing a synthetic route to 1 based on a novel 7-exo-trig/6-exo-trig acyl radical cascade cyclization. The synthesis of model acyl radical cascade precursor 23 will be presented. Key features of this synthesis include the suppression of competing elimination during the alkylation of a hindered phenethyl bromide and the use of a lactone as a precursor to a compound bearing two differentially protected primary alcohols. An account of our studies on the model acyl radical cascade cyclization (23 to 24 above) will also be given, including a stereochemical analysis of the product. Our findings have been applied to develop a more detailed stereoselective synthetic plan for Lyconadin A (1).
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Grant, Seth W., "An Acyl Radical Cascade Model for the Total Synthesis of Lyconadin A" (2005). All Theses and Dissertations. 759.
Lyconadin A, lycopodium alkaloids, acyl radical, radical cascade, 7-exo-trig, radical cyclization, total synthesis