(-)-(2S,3R,Z)-Nakinadine A: first asymmetric synthesis and absolute configuration assignment.
Davies SG., Fletcher AM., Roberts PM., Shah RS., Thompson AL., Thomson JE.
Mannich-type reaction of methyl phenylacetate with the N-tert-butylsulfinyl imine derived from (R)-tert-butylsulfinamide and (Z)-14-(pyridin-3'-yl)tetradec-11-enal has been used as the key step in the first asymmetric synthesis of (-)-nakinadine A. Both the 2,3-syn- and 2,3-anti-diastereoisomers were prepared; comparison of spectroscopic and specific rotation data facilitated assignment of the absolute (2S,3R,Z)-configuration within the natural product. (-)-(2S,3R,Z)-Nakinadine A was prepared in 10 steps from 11-bromoundecan-1-ol, in 10% overall yield, 97:3 dr [(Z):(E) ratio], and >98% ee.