Synthesis of Saxitoxin

Structure of Saxitoxin

C10H17N7O4

Principal investigatorJustin Du Bois
Publication year2006
Synthesis typeTotal
Number of steps 20 (linear)
References
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intermediate structure
ClSO2NCO, HCO2H
MeCN, DMA
0 °C to RT, 8 h, 75%
intermediate structure
Rh2(Ph3CCO2)4, PhI(OAc)2, MgO
CH2Cl2
RT, 1-4 h, 92%
intermediate structure + intermediate structure
n-BuLi, ZnCl2, BF3.OEt2
THF
-78 to 40 °C, 90 min, 70%
intermediate structure
H2, Lindlar Catalyst
THF
intermediate structure
NaN3, n-Bu4N+ I-
DMF
90% (2 steps)
intermediate structure
(4-MeOPh)CH2Cl, n-Bu4N+ I-, K2CO3
MeCN
85%
intermediate structure
Me3P
THF, H2O
intermediate structure
MeS(Cl)C=NSO2(p-MeOPh), i-Pr2NEt
MeCN
72% (2 steps)
intermediate structure
Tf2O, Pyr, DMAP
CH2Cl2
intermediate structure
NaN3
DMF
-15 °C, , 70% (2 steps)
intermediate structure
(NH4)2Ce(NO3)6
t-BuOH, CH2Cl2
74%
intermediate structure
Cl2C=NSO2(p-MeOPh), KOt-Bu, TMS2NH
70%
"The yield was 88 % brsm."
intermediate structure
H2O
MeCN
70 °C, , 95%
intermediate structure
Me3P
THF, H2O
intermediate structure
AgNO3, Et3N
MeCN
65% (2 steps)
intermediate structure
Cl3CC(O)NCO
THF, MeCN
-78 °C
intermediate structure
K2CO3
MeOH
82% (2 steps)
intermediate structure
OsCl3, Oxone, Na2CO3
EtOAc, MeCN, H2O
57%
intermediate structure
B(CF3CO2)3, (CF3CO)2O
82%
intermediate structure
DCC, Pyr
CF3CO2H, DMSO
70%
intermediate structure