Congrats to Luka on his total synthesis of sphingofungins
and his publication in Angewandte Chemie
| by Christine Beemelmanns
Luka achieved the synthesis of eight sphingofungins, including for the first time sphingofungin C (eight steps from commercially available protected tartaric acid with an overall yield of 6%) and sphingofungin A (ten steps). Also many thanks to Dr. Görls (FSU) for solving the crystal structure and Marcel Kaiser (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) for bioassays!