A synthesis of the carbocyclic core of maoecrystal v

Kiel E. Lazarski, Dennis X. Hu, Charlotte L. Stern, Regan J. Thomson

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An approach toward the synthesis of the complex polycyclic diterpene maoecrystal V (1) is described. Construction of the advanced tetracyclic core structure (i.e., 19) was achieved in 13 steps from 3,3-dimethylcyclohexanone (6) by employing a stereoselective Nazarov cyclization followed by a Diels-Alder reaction to forge the two contiguous quaternary stereocenters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3010-3013
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 2 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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