Synthesis of Mycophenolic Acid

Structure of Mycophenolic Acid

C17H20O6

Principal investigatorRick L. Danheiser
Publication year1986
Synthesis typeTotal
Number of steps 9 (linear)
References
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NaBH4
EtOH
0 °C to RT, 30 min
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TBSCl, Et3N, DMAP
CH2Cl2
RT, 20 h
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K2CO3
MeOH
RT, 24 h, 83% (2 steps)
intermediate structure + intermediate structure
  1. n-BuLi
  2. MsCl
  3. Li2CuCl4
THF
-78 °C to RT, 8 h, 91%
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PhH
120 °C, 14 h, 73%
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Br2, t-BuNH2
PhMe
-78 to 5 °C, 4 h, 85%
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  1. MeLi.LiBr
  2. t-BuLi
  3. CO2
THF
-78 to 0 °C, 2.5 h
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HCl
MeOH, H2O
Reflux, 4.5 h, 70% (2 steps)
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CrO3, H2SO4
Acetone, H2O
-30 °C, 5 h, 61%
See the Jones Oxidation
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