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Title: Enantiospecific synthesis of sesquiterpenes from (R)-carvone. Synthesis of 3-thapsenol
Authors: Srikrishna, A
Anebouselvy, K
Issue Date: May-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int.Cl.7 C 07 13/08
Abstract: Enantiospecific synthesis of 3-thapsenol, comprising the carbon framework of a small group of sesquiterpenes containing three contiguous quaternary carbon atoms has been described. (R)-Carvone has been employed as the chiral starting material utilizing the isopropenyl group as a masked hydroxy group. A combination of alkylation, orthoester Claisen rearrangement and intramolecular diazo ketone cyclopropanation reactions has been employed for the creation of the three requisite contiguous quaternary carbon atoms.
Page(s): 1029-1039
ISSN: 0975-0983(Online); 0376-4699(Print)
Appears in Collections:IJC-B Vol.44B(05) [May 2005]

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