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Catalytic asymmetric crotylation of aldehydes: application in total synthesis of (- )-elisabethadione

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posted on 27.02.2015 by Paul O'Hora, Celia A. Incerti-Pradillos, Mikhail A. Kabeshov, Sergei A. Shipilovskikh, Aleksandr E. Rubtsov, Mark Elsegood, Andrei Malkov
A new, highly efficient Lewis base catalyst for a practical enantio- and diastereoselective crotylation of unsaturated aldehydes with E- and Z-crotyltrichlorosilanes has been developed. The method was employed as a key step in a novel asymmetric synthesis of bioactive serrulatane diterpene (À)-elisabethadione. Other strategic reactions for setting up the stereogenic centers included anionic oxy-Cope rearrangement and cationic cyclization. The synthetic route relies on simple, high yielding reactions and avoids use of protecting groups or chiral auxiliaries.

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We thank the Leverhulme Trust for the Research grant F00 261AD and LU for studentships to P.O.H. and C.A .I.P.

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  • Chemistry

Published in

Chemistry - A European Journal

Volume

21

Issue

1

Pages

1 - 5 (5)

Citation

O'HORA, P. ... et al, 2015. Catalytic asymmetric crotylation of aldehydes: application in total synthesis of (- )-elisabethadione. Chemistry - A European Journal, 21(12), pp.4551-4555.

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2015

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: O'HORA, P. ... et al, 2015. Catalytic asymmetric crotylation of aldehydes: application in total synthesis of (- )-elisabethadione. Chemistry - A European Journal, 21(12), pp.4551-4555, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201500176. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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0947-6539

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en

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