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The total synthesis of the putative structure of asperipin-2a is described. The synthesis features ether cross-links between the
phenolic oxygen of Tyr6 and β position of Tyr3 and the phenolic oxygen of Tyr3 and the β position of Hpp1 in the unique 17- and 14-membered
bicyclic structure of asperipin-2a, respectively. The synthesized putative structure does not match the natural product and a stereochemical
reassignment is postulated.