Total Synthesis of Epicoccin G 
The Catalytic Enantioselective Total Synthesis of ..
Work began sometime ago as the group published syntheses of the ABC () and FGH () fragments of the slightly more complex micrandilactone A some time ago. Apparently that unique, ketal spanned, 7-8 carbocyclic system in the middle took some time to work out. I'll cover the older work on those fragments as well, as it shows the origins of some of the key steps in the schindilactone A total synthesis.
The Catalytic Enantioselective Total Synthesis ..
On Friday, I found myself discussing the use of Eaton's reagent with a coworker. Many people know it as a handy alternative to polyphosphoric acid (PPA) for acylations, Friedel-Crafts reactions and the like. It's even . A simple 7.7 wt% solution of phosphorus pentoxide in methanesulfonic acid, it's not as viscid, viscous or unpleasant to work up as PPA. And it's commercially available. But neither my coworker, nor many other people I know, are aware of Eaton's other contributions to the synthetic world. He's still an emeritus professor at the University of Chicago, and you can read about his interests on , but what he's most famous for, unbeknownst to many younger chemists, is his synthesis of the cubanes.
-Liphagal enantioselektiv in ..
Liphagal (1), a selective inhibitor of PI3K α, has been isolated from the marine sponge collected in Dominica. The “liphagane” meroterpenoid carbon skeleton of liphagal (1) is new. A biomimetic total synthesis has been used to confirm the constitution of liphagal (1) and support a proposed biogenesis.