An efficient asymmetric synthesis of cascarillic acid

M Cheeseman, S D Bull

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Abstract

An efficient six-step asymmetric synthesis of the cyclopropane containing natural product cascarillic acid in 41% overall yield is described. The key synthetic steps involve the use of a temporary stereogenic hydroxyl group to control the facial selectivity of a directed cyclopropanation reaction and its subsequent removal via a retro-aldol reaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1119-1121
Number of pages3
JournalSynlett
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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