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Asymmetric synthesis of a tricyclic benzofuran motif: a privileged core structure in biologically active molecules

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Abstract

An efficient synthetic strategy for the asymmetric synthesis of a hexahydrodibenzofuran core structure, with a quaternary stereogenic center, emerges by employing a chiral reduction using Corey's (S)-Me-CBS-oxazaborolidine reagent followed by a Mitsunobu reaction to set the stereochemistry. A Pd-mediated intramolecular Heck reaction concludes the tricyclic core structure. Finally, a Pd/C catalyzed reduction yields the target molecule in 21% overall yield over 6 steps.

Graphical abstract: Asymmetric synthesis of a tricyclic benzofuran motif: a privileged core structure in biologically active molecules

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The article was received on 28 Jun 2010, accepted on 18 Aug 2010 and first published on 08 Sep 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00331J
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2010,8, 4831-4833

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    Asymmetric synthesis of a tricyclic benzofuran motif: a privileged core structure in biologically active molecules

    H. Sundén and R. Olsson, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2010, 8, 4831
    DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00331J

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