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Total synthesis of (+)-cis-Trikentrin A

Grant number: 15/06620-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Effective date (End): February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
Principal researcher:Luiz Fernando da Silva Júnior
Grantee:Natália Lussari Vrech
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


A proposal for the asymmetric synthesis of (+)-cis-trikentrin in 12 steps from commercially available acetophenone will be shown in this project. Important reactions on the suggested route involve enzymatic resolution and a Friedel-Crafts intramolecular acylation. The reported asymmetric syntheses until now present 14 and 17 steps, i.e., the proposed route is shorter and will enable new approaches on synthesis of molecules with potential biological activity. The (+)-cis-trikentrin A, as well as advanced intermediates, will be sent to antiproliferative activity tests in the laboratory of Prof. J. E. Carvalho UNICAMP.

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