Homochiral Ketals in Organic Synthesis. Enantioselective Synthesis of (+)-β-eudesmol

Eugene A. Mash, James A. Fryling

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Abstract

An enantioselective preparation of (+)-β-eudesmol employing a diastereoselective Simmons-Smith cyclopropanation is described. Cyclopropanation of a bicyclic enone precursor is directed by use of the corresponding (2S,3S)-2,3-butanediol ketal. The overall yield of (+)-β-eudesmol (75% ee) from racemic 7-carbomethoxy-3,4,5,6,7,8-hexahydronaphthalen-l(2H)-one is 25% over eight steps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3000-3003
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume52
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1987

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  • Organic Chemistry

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