The reductive fragmentation of 7-hydroxy-9,10-dioxotaxoids.

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The retro-aldol reductive fragmentation of different structural types of 7-hydroxy-9,10-dioxotaxoids was investigated, showing that the reaction is typical of taxanes and requires cerium(III) promotion with NaBH4 in protic medium and alkylboron (aluminium) hydrides in aprotic solvents. The resulting 7,8-seco-taxanes are key intermediates for the synthesis of a novel class of anticancer taxanes endowed with a unique pattern of in vivo biological activity. (© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2003)


  • G Appendino
  • A Noncovich
  • P Bettoni
  • P Dambruoso
  • Olov Sterner
  • G Fontana
  • E Bombardelli
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  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4422-4431
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2003
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)