An expeditious and enantioselective entry to the ABC ring of the quassinoid skeleton

Tony Kung Ming Shing, Ying Tang, John F. Malone

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The tricycle (5) with two trans-fused angular methyl groups is constructed from tiglic aldehyde and (S)-carvone involving a stereocontrolled aldol reaction and an endo-selective intramolecular Diels-Alder (IMDA) reaction; the stereochemistry was established by an X-ray study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1294-1295
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


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