The total synthesis of a glycoglycerolipid isolate of Meiothermus taiwanensis and its truncated structural analogues is reported. Our synthesis employed DMF-modulated and low-concentration glycosylation reactions for the construction of α- and β-glycosidic bonds in the absence of participating protecting groups. Further simplification of the synthesis was achieved by employing a low-concentration one-pot glycosylation procedure. Preliminary immunological studies showed that one of the truncated structural analogues suppressed the cytokine production of THP-1 monocytes.
- natural products
- total synthesis