Synthetic study towards the tetracyclic quassinoid skeleton

Tony K.M. Shing, Tang Ying

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The optically active tetracycle (6) with two trans-fused angular methyl groups is constructed from tiglic aldehyde and (S)-carvone in 9 steps involving a stereocontrolled aldol reaction and an endo-selective intramolecular Diels-Alder (IMDA) reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2187-2194
Number of pages8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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