The total synthesis of pinguisane-type sesquiterpenoids, acutifolone A (1) and pinguisenol (2), has been achieved by using the Mukaiyama aldol reaction as the key step. The intermolecular Diels-Alder reaction of these monomelic natural products successfully led to stereoselective dimerization, leading to bisacutifolones A (3) and B (4). Theoretical calculations revealed that the dimerization reaction proceeded through the most stable transition state.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry