Synthesis of optically active tetracyclic quassinoid skeleton

Tony K.M. Shing, Ying Tang

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Tetracyclic quassinoid skeletons 2 and 22 with six correct chiral centres common to numerous quassinoids are constructed from (S)-carvone and 3-methylsulfolene by a 16-step and 13-step reaction sequence involving highly regioselective and stereocontrolled reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1625-1631
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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  • Chemistry(all)


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