Concise synthesis of anticancer active trans-4-(4-Octylphenyl)prolinol

Junki Ando, Aoi Tazawa, Kohei Ishizawa, Minoru Tanaka, Hiroyoshi Takamura

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Concise synthesis of anticancer active trans-4-(4-octylphenyl)prolinol has been achieved. Regioselective iodination of aromatic compound and subsequent Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling with trans-1-octen-1-ylboronic acid produced the desired coupling product. Further transformation of this product afforded trans-4-(4-octylphenyl)prolinol. The synthesis of this anticancer compound has been performed with 23% overall yield and six steps, which have been improved in comparison with those (3.5% overall yield and eight steps) previously reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-723
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Organic Chemistry


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