Enantioselective total synthesis of convolutamydines B and E.Org Lett. 2006 Feb 16; 8(4):677-9.OL
[reaction: see text] The first enantioselective total synthesis of convolutamydines B and E has been achieved using our vinylogous Mukaiyama aldol reaction. The synthesis features highly diastereoselective vinylogous Mukaiyama aldol reaction with isatin instead of aldehydes to construct a chiral center of convolutamydines. Additionally, the absolute configuration of natural convolutamydine B has been determined as R by its CD spectrum.