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Spirotryprostatin A

Spirotryprostatin A
Molecular formula C21H23N3O3
Molar mass 365.43 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Spirotryprostatin A is an indolic alkaloid found in the Aspergillus fumigatus fungus. Spirotryprostatin A and several other indolic alkaloids (including Spirotryprostatin B, as well as other tryprostatins and cyclotryprostatins) have been found to have anti-mitotic properties, and as such they have become of great interest as anti-cancer drugs. Because of this, the total syntheses of these compounds is a major pursuit of organic chemists, and a number of different syntheses have been published in the chemical literature.

One such total synthesis was published in 1999, which showed that the isopropylidene side chain was not necessary to the biological activity of the compound, leading to a number of new theorized analogues.[1]


  1. ^ Edmondson, S et al (1999). "Total Synthesis of Spirotryprostatin A, Leading to the Discovery of Some Biologically Promising Analogues". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 121 (10): 2147-2155.doi:10.1021/ja983788i
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