Antineoplastic Agents. 511. Direct Phosphorylation of Phenpanstatin and Pancratistatin

George Pettit, Noeleen Melody, Delbert L. Herald

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

40 Scopus citations


Selective phosphorylation of phenpanstatin (3a) with tetrabutylammonium dihydrogen phosphate and dicyclohexylcarbodiimide in pyridine followed by cation-exchange chromatographic procedures was found to provide an efficient route to a new series (3b-3d) of promising 3,4-O-cyclic phosphate prodrugs designated phenpanstatin phosphates. Application of analogous reaction conditions to pancratistatin (1a) led to a mixture of monophosphate derivatives where sodium pancratistatin 4-O-phosphate (4a) was isolated and the structure confirmed by X-ray crystallography. Modification of the reaction conditions allowed direct phosphorylation of pancratistatin followed by cation-exchange chromatography to afford sodium pancratistatin 3,4-O-cyclic phosphate (5a), which was selected for preclinical development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-327
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Antineoplastic Agents. 511. Direct Phosphorylation of Phenpanstatin and Pancratistatin'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this