Enantioselective formal synthesis of tridemethylisovelleral

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A simple and efficient synthetic route to the bicyclic alpha,beta-unsaturated beta-keto ester methyl (3aS,7aS)-6-oxo-2,3,3a,6,7,7ahexahydro-1H-indene-5-carboxylate, a versatile intermediate in the synthesis of biologically active unsaturated 1,4-dialdehydes, is described. The synthesis includes a chirality introducing nonenzymatic asymmetric desymmetrization (ADS) reaction of a cyclic nieso-anhydride 4 and a modified Hofmann method for preparing exocyclic dienes. The ester was synthesized in a moderate overall yield (19%) from 6 and with an excellent enantioselectivity (> 90%).


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  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-638
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240)