Synthetic studies towards pentacyclic quassinoids: Facile and stereocontrolled construction of the E ring

Tony K.M. Shing, Xue Y. Zhu, Thomas C.W. Mak

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The CE ring 15 of the pentacyclic quassinoid skeleton is fabricated from (S)-carvone involving regioselective bishydroxylmethylation, acetonation, stereocontrolled epoxidation and epoxymethano-bridge formation, selective protection, deprotection, and oxidation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-676
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Asymmetry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Mar 21


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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