Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Starting from the γ-lactone cis-1, two new syntheses of γ-damascone ((E)-4) are described. In both syntheses, the key step involves the β-cleavage of a bis(homoallylic) potassium alkoxide, viz. the transformation of 3a to 20 and (E/Z)-4, and the conversion of 21a to 23 and (E/Z)-24.
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