The first total synthesis of (±)-mycoepoxydiene has been accomplished. A ring-closing olefin metathesis (RCM) approach was employed for the construction of the oxygen-bridged eight-membered bicyclic skeleton. The RCM product was converted to the target natural product featuring the oxidative rearrangement of a furfuryl alcohol introduced as the side chain and the stereoselective 1,2-reduction of a δ-keto-β,γ-unsaturated α-lactol intermediate.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry