Spirobicyclo[2.2.2]octane derivatives: mimetics of baccatin III and paclitaxel (Taxol)

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The formylated spirobyclic alcohol 8a was computer modeled to be a mimetic of paclitaxel. In this model, the formyl group was used as a truncated paclitaxel side chain in order to reduce the computational work. Compound 8c, carrying the paclitaxel side chain, was synthesized in six steps from optically active 1,3-diketone 12. Microtubule stabilization was not observed for 8c, indicating that the model needs to be adjusted.


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  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3085-3090
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240)