Synthesis of Cortistatin A

Structure of Cortistatin A

C30H36N2O3

Principal investigatorPhil S. Baran
Publication year2008
Synthesis typePartial
Number of steps 19 (linear)
References
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intermediate structure
  1. BH3.THF
  2. NaIO4
  3. Acetone
  4. H2O
THF
0 °C to RT, 4 h
""Prednisone [...] at $1.20/g possesses 70% of the carbon atoms and the corresponding, enantiopure chirality of [cortistatin A]""
intermediate structure
(CH2OH)2, TsOH
PhMe
Reflux, 60 min, 92% (2 steps)
intermediate structure
t-BuOOH, DBU
THF
RT, 72 h, 82%
intermediate structure
  1. NaBH3CN
  2. NH4OAc
  3. HCO2Et
  4. Et3N
THF, MeOH
RT to 54 °C, 48 h, 73%
intermediate structure
n-Bu4N+ OAc-, Co(acac)2
PhH
90 °C, 24 h, 48%
"The yield was 76 % brsm."
intermediate structure
  1. O2
  2. Co(acac)2
  3. PhSiH3
  4. TsOH
  5. K2CO3
  6. MeOH
THF, HC(OMe)3
RT, 14 h, 63%
"Three stage, one pot reaction."
intermediate structure
PhI(OAc)2, Br2
CH2Cl2
-30 °C, 10 h
intermediate structure
TMSCl, Imidazole
CH2Cl2
0 °C, 15 min, 57% (2 steps)
intermediate structure
DBU, LiCl
THF
RT, 24 h, 85%
intermediate structure
SmI2
THF, DMPU
-72 °C to RT, 35 min
intermediate structure
Li2CO3, LiBr
DMF
60 °C, 60 min, 63% (2 steps)
intermediate structure
  1. AlH3
  2. K2CO3
  3. MeOH
THF
RT, 13 h
intermediate structure
Ac2O, Et3N, DMAP
CH2Cl2
RT, 5 h, 89% (2 steps)
intermediate structure
MgBr2.OEt2, 2,6-Di-tert-butylpyridine
PhH
78 °C, 90 min
intermediate structure
  1. Pyr.TsOH
  2. K2CO3
MEK, H2O
90 °C to RT, 7 h, 82% (2 steps)
intermediate structure
NH2NH2, Et3N
EtOH
50 °C, 6 h
intermediate structure
I2, Et3N
THF
RT, 5 min
intermediate structure + intermediate structure
Pd(PPh3)4, CuCl, LiCl
DMSO
RT, 10 min, 53% (3 steps)
See the Stille Coupling
intermediate structure
Ni (Raney)
i-PrOH, H2O
50 °C, 60 min, 50%
"The yield was 100 % brsm."
intermediate structure