Natural Compound Synthesis

Research in the field of natural compound totalsynthesis can be devided into two distinct directions. On the one hand there is the method oriented synthesis using elegant, "homemade" methods as well as reagents to obtain key intermediates. On the other hand there is a target oriented synthesis, in which the particular natural compound and analoga of them are the focus of the research. Both, the method oriented and the target oriented approach are in the focus of IBOC's research. Besides, very prominent representatives such as Psymberin, Solandelactones and Constanolactones as well as (neo)-halicholactones, sugar-based natural compunds such as Sophorose- and Rhamnolipids have been produced and investigated with the aforementioned foci.

Selected Publications

Anja Weber, Katja Döhl, Julia Sachs, Anja C.M. Nordschild, Dennis Schröder, Andrea Kulik, Thomas Fischer, Lutz Schmitt, Nicole Teusch, Jörg Pietruzska, Bioorg. Med. Chem., 2017, DOI:, "Synthesis and cytotoxic activities of goniothalamins and derivatives"

Nils C. Eichenauer, Roxanne Tschersich, Jörg Pietruszka, J. Nat. Prod. 2015, 78 (11), 2782–2790; "Total Synthesis of Solandelactone I"

Nils C. Eichenauer, Anja C. M. Nordschild, Martina Bischop, Dominik Schumacher, Marcel K. W. Mackwitz, Roxanne Tschersich, Thorsten Wilhelm, Jörg Pietruszka, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 25, 5620-5632; "Total Synthesis of Solandelactones A and B"

Max Bielitza, Jörg Pietruszka, Angew. Chem. 2013, 10.1002/ange.201301259; "The Psymberin Story: A detailed overview of its biological properties and synthetic approaches towards total and analog syntheses"

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