Aryne-based strategy in the total synthesis of naturally occurring polycyclic compounds†
The total syntheses of polycyclic natural products by exploiting an aryne as the key reactive species are reviewed. A short introduction summarizes the basic reactivities of aryne species as well as the methods for its generation. In the main part, early examples and the recent reports (mainly 2012–present) on the use of arynes in multistep syntheses are described.
- This article is part of the themed collection: New Directions in Natural Product Synthesis