New reactions and step economy: the total synthesis of (±)-salsolene oxide based on the type II transition metal-catalyzed intramolecular [4 + 4] cycloaddition

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Mitchell Croatt, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Studies on the viability of the type II nickel-catalyzed intramolecular [4+4] cycloaddition of bis-dienes show that it is influenced by both diene substitution and geometry. Both E- and Z-isomers of 19 and 20 react, albeit at markedly different rates, to afford cycloadducts, whereas only the Z-isomer of 9 (and not the E-isomer) reacts to give 8 and 25. Chemoselective elaboration of 8 to (±)-salsolene oxide (7) was used to confirm the cycloadduct structure while establishing a step economical route to the natural product.

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Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 7505-7511.
Language: English
Date: 2006
Chemical reactions, Organic synthesis, Reaction efficiency

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