The enantioselective total synthesis of natural enantiomers of clavilactones A and B has been achieved. A key feature of the synthesis is the use of a ring-opening/ring-closing metathesis, which allows the one-pot transformation of a strained cyclobutenecarboxylate into a γ-butenolide.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry