Total Synthesis of Glycinocins A−C

24 April 2020

The glycinocins are a class of calcium-dependent, acidic cyclolipopeptide antibiotics structurally related to the clinically approved daptomycin. Herein, we describe a divergent total synthesis of glycinocins A–C, which differ in the structure of a branched α,β-unsaturated fatty acyl moiety. The three natural products exhibited calcium-dependent antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis with MICs ranging from 5.5 to 17 μM.