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Asymmetric total synthesis of raputindole A

Grant number: 13/00642-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
Principal researcher:Joséf Wilhelm Baader
Grantee:Aline Utaka Scarassati
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Alkaloids bearing the indole moiety constitute one of the most important groups of natural products, mainly due to their remarkable biological activity. Usually, these heterocyclic compounds are substituted in the very reactive two and three positions. In 2010, raputindoles A-D were isolated from the Amazonian plant Raputia simulans Kallunki (Rutaceae), which was collected in Peru. In 2011, a Brazilian research group reported a new analogue for this class of compounds. These bisindoles possess a cyclopentyl unit fused to the benzene ring of one of the indoles and constitute a novel class of indole alkaloids. This project aims to develop a route to the asymmetric synthesis of raputindole D, using hypervalent iodine reagents in the key transformations, including the iodine(III)-mediated ring contraction reaction developed in our research group and an alkynylation using an iodonium salt. The proposed synthesis is convergent and can be easily adapted to other raputindoles. (AU)

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SCARASSATI, Aline Utaka. Studies towards total synthesis of Raputindole D and electrophilic alkynylation of ketones and aldehydes using hypervalent iodine. 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Conjunto das Químicas (IQ e FCF) (CQ/DBDCQ) São Paulo.

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