Total synthesis and cytotoxicity of haterumalides NA and B and their artificial analogues

Ichiro Hayakawa, Hideo Kigoshi

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Haterumalides, isolated from Okinawan marine animals, are 14-membered macrolides with strong cytotoxicity against human cancer cell lines. We have achieved the total synthesis of haterumalides NA and B by using B-alkyl Suzuki-Miyaura coupling and Nozaki-HiyamaKishi coupling as key steps. Compared to our first-generation approach for ent-haterumalide NA methyl ester, this second-generation synthesis yielded the key intermediate in much better yield. This synthesis also established the relative stereochemistry of haterumalide B. Furthermore, the structure-cytotoxicity relationships of haterumalides were investigated. The combination of macrolide and side chain parts proved to be important to the strong cytotoxicity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)814-823
Number of pages10
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Biselides
  • Haterumalides
  • Marine cytotoxic macrolides
  • Structure-cytotoxicity relationships
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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