[2.2.2]- to [3.2.1]-Bicycle Skeletal Rearrangement Approach to the Gibberellin Family of Natural Products

Brandon R. Smith, Jon T Njardarson

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Synthetic studies toward the gibberellin family of natural products are reported. An oxidative dearomatization/Diels-Alder cascade assembles the carbon skeleton as a [2.2.2]-bicycle, which is then transformed to the [3.2.1]-bicyclic gibberellin core via a novel Lewis acid catalyzed rearrangement. Strategic synthetic handles allow for late-stage modification of the gibberellin skeleton and provides efficient access to this important family of natural compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2993-2996
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 18 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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