A formal total synthesis of manzacidin B is described. β,β-Disubstituted γ-hydroxy-β-aminoalcohol, the key structure of manzacidin B, is stereoselectively constructed via sequential Henry reactions. By taking advantage of noncovalent interactions, such as intramolecular hydrogen bonding and chelation, we could diastereodivergently control the stereoselectivity of the Henry reaction.
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- Organic Chemistry