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We report a general, catalyst-controlled route to prostaglandin F2α and its analogues. The approach uses a Rh-catalyzed dynamic kinetic asymmetric Suzuki–Miyaura coupling reaction between a racemic bicyclic allyl chloride and alkenyl boronic esters bearing chiral alcohols to give cyclopentyl intermediates bearing 3 contiguous stereocenters. The route provides advanced intermediates in 99% ee as a single diastereoisomer in all cases examined, with the absolute stereochemistry of the cyclopentane core controlled by the ligand. Intermediates that could be used to produce prostaglandin analogues such as bimatoprost, latanoprost, fluprostenol, and cloprostenol were synthesized. The final two stereocenters were installed via Pd-catalyzed Tsuji–Trost alkylation and iodolactonization. The synthesis of PG F2α was achieved in 19% yield in 16 longest linear steps.


Dinoprost, Catalysis

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