(Equation Presented) The syntheses of two epothilone analogues, 15(S)-aza-12,13-desoxyepothilone B and the epimeric 15(R)-aza-12,13-desoxyepothilone B, are described. A Mitsunobu inversion was utilized for elaboration of pre-epothilone fragments to the corresponding macrolactam. Tubulin binding and cytotoxicity profiles of these analogues are presented.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry