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Enabling syntheses of diterpenoid alkaloids and related diterpenes by an oxidative dearomatization/Diels–Alder cycloaddition strategy

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Abstract

Covering: 2015 to March 2017

ortho-Benzoquinones generated from dearomatization of aromatic compounds are highly reactive intermediates in organic synthesis. One of their most important applications involves the participation in Diels–Alder cycloadditions, facilitating rapid access to molecular complexity. This powerful strategy has recently been utilized in the syntheses of diverse diterpenoid alkaloids and their biogenetically relevant diterpenes, which is the subject of this Highlight.

Graphical abstract: Enabling syntheses of diterpenoid alkaloids and related diterpenes by an oxidative dearomatization/Diels–Alder cycloaddition strategy

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The article was received on 25 May 2017 and first published on 11 Aug 2017


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C7NP00033B
Citation: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2017,34, 1044-1050
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    Enabling syntheses of diterpenoid alkaloids and related diterpenes by an oxidative dearomatization/Diels–Alder cycloaddition strategy

    X. Liu and Y. Qin, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2017, 34, 1044
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NP00033B

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