A streamlined and general method for the construction of benzannulated systems such as I involves the intramolecular Diels - Alder reaction of photochemically generated hydroxy-o-quinodimethanes, for example, II. The method was optimized to set the stage for the synthesis of the naturally occurring hamigerans.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Oct 1|
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