Synfacts 2005(1): 0102-0102  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-872158
Synthesis of Natural Products and Potential Drugs
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Total Synthesis of (+)-Pseudodistomin D

Contributor(s): Philip Kocienski, Fiona Black
B. M. Trost*, D. R. Fandrick
Stanford University, USA
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Publication Date:
21 September 2005 (online)


The alkaloid Pseudodistomin D was isolated from the ascidian Pseudodistomina megalarva along with pseudodistomins B, C, E and F. The biological activities of these compounds include calmodulin antagonist activity and cytotoxicity against several cancer cell lines. This first total synthesis confirms the absolute stereo­chemistry of the natural product.