Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Starting from γ- and δ-lactones 1-3, a two-step preparation of 3-hydroxypropyl and 4- hydroxybutyl propenyl ketones 10-18 is described, involving as the key step the β-cleavage of the bis(homoallylic) potassium alkoxides 4a-9a. The novel methodology is illustrated by a short synthesis of (±)-rose oxide(20).
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