Total synthesis of (-)-anisatin

Akihiro Ogura, Kohei Yamada, Satoshi Yokoshima, Tohru Fukuyama

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A novel synthetic route to (-)-anisatin has been developed. Our synthesis features a rhodium-catalyzed 1,4-addition of an arylboronic acid, an intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction of an ortho-quinone monoketal, a stereoselective [2,3]-Wittig rearrangement, and construction of the oxabicyclo [3.3.1] skeleton via cleavage of an epoxide by a primary amide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1632-1635
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 16
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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