Total synthesis of hamigerans: Part 1. Development of synthetic technology for the construction of benzannulated polycyclic systems by the intramolecular trapping of photogenerated hydroxy-o-quinodimethanes and synthesis of key building blocks

K. C. Nicolaou, David Gray, Jinsung Tae

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3675-3678
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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