Unconventional Macrocyclizations in Natural Product Synthesis

Iakovos Saridakis, Daniel Kaiser, Nuno Maulide (Korresp. Autor*in)

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Over the past several decades, macrocyclic compounds have emerged as increasingly significant therapeutic candidates in drug discovery. Their pharmacological activity hinges on their rotationally restricted three-dimensional orientation, resulting in a unique conformational preorganization and a high enthalpic gain as a consequence of high-affinity macrocycle-protein binding interactions. Synthetic access to macrocyclic drug candidates is therefore crucial. From a synthetic point of view, the efficiency of macrocyclization events commonly suffers from entropic penalties as well as undesired intermolecular couplings (oligomerization). Although over the past several decades ring-closing metathesis, macrolactonization, or macrolactamization have become strategies of choice, the toolbox of organic synthesis provides a great number of versatile transformations beyond the aforementioned. This Outlook focuses on a selection of examples employing what we term unconventional macrocyclizations toward the synthesis of natural products or analogues.
Seiten (von - bis)1869-1889
FachzeitschriftACS Central Science
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 25 Nov. 2020

ÖFOS 2012

  • 104015 Organische Chemie