Stereoselective Synthesis of Pyroglutamate Natural Product Analogs from α- Aminoacids and their Anti-Cancer Evaluation

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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

Formerly: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents

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Stereoselective Synthesis of Pyroglutamate Natural Product Analogs from α- Aminoacids and their Anti-Cancer Evaluation

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 13(10): 1514-1530.

Author(s): Srinivas Tekkam, Mohammad A. Alam, Matthew J. Just, Steven M. Berry, Joseph L. Johnson, Subash C. Jonnalagadda and Venkatram R Mereddy.

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN 55812, USA.


Alkylation of α-amino acid derived iminoesters with Baylis-Hillman (BH) reaction template based allyl bromides/allyl acetates followed by acidic hydrolysis furnished α-methylene-β-substituted-pyroglutamates and α-alkylidene pyroglutamates respectively. Application of these methodologies has been demonstrated in the synthesis of fused [3.2.0]-γ-lactam-β-lactones. Further, substrate controlled stereoselective alkylation of L-threonine derived oxazoles with BH reaction based allyl bromides and acetates yielded optically pure α-methylene-β-substituted pyroglutamates, and α-alkylidene pyroglutamates. These methodologies have been applied in the preparation of chiral [3.2.0] heterobicyclic pyroglutamates containing hydroxyethyl side chain. All the synthesized pyroglutamates have been evaluated for their anti-cancer and enzyme proteasome inhibition activity.


Pyroglutamates (γ-carboxy-γ-lactams), heterobicyclic compounds, diastereoselective dihydroxylation, regioselective regioselective deoxygenation, lactonization, threonine derived oxazole, substrate controlled alkylation, Baylis-Hillman reaction, boronic acids.

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Volume: 13
Issue Number: 10
First Page: 1514
Last Page: 1530
Page Count: 17
DOI: 10.2174/18715206113139990097
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