Intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
-Starting from enones 7 and 8 siloxydienes 9 and 12 were synthesized. Cyclopropanation and subsequent alkylation with sorbyl bromide provided tetrasubstituted siloxycyclopropanes 15 and 16 in good overall efficiency. Their ring cleavage with fluoride reagents gave 1,7,9-decatrienones 5 and 17; the latter was converted into the protected compound 6. The thermal intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions of 5 and 6 were compared with those of related trienones 3 and 4. Octalones 1, 2, 21, and 22 were formed as mixtures of three or four diastereomers. Thus, for the stereoselective construction of natural products such as α-eudesmol or dihydromevinolin alternative reaction conditions for the cycloaddition step have to be developed.
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