Ortataxel, a new taxane deriv. bearing a 1,14-carbonate moiety, exhibits improved clin. properties such as oral bioavailability and a wider spectrum of antitumor activity compared to previously reported taxanes. Recently, our research group has developed a semi-synthetic protocol for the prepn. of 14.beta.-hydroxy-baccatins. The key step was accomplished by oxidizing the enolate of 13-oxo-7-protected-baccatin III. The possibility of quenching the enolate of 13-oxobaccatin with different electrophiles opened the way to the introduction of new functionalities in position 14. Since bioisosters are known in many cases to improve the efficacy of a drug, new promising anticancer agents were designed and developed in our lab. We focused on the synthesis of compds. 1,2 contg. the unsatd. and satd. baccatin[14,1-d]-furan-2-one nucleus, resp.: an aldol condensation provided a carbon atom linked to C-14 instead of the oxygen atom in Ortataxel.
|Titolo:||New taxane derivatives: synthesis of baccatin[14-1-d]-furan-2-one core and its condensation with norstatine side chain|
GELMI, MARIA LUISA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|