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Seragakinone Synthesis

Posted by naturalproductman on February 6, 2011

Keisuke Suzuki and co-workers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have published in ACIEE on a synthesis of seragakinone – the key steps involve two benzoin cyclizations catalyzed by an N-heterocyclic carbene.

seragakinone

ACIEE paper

Posted in Benzoin condensation, Carbene, Cascade Reactions, Methodology, Named Reactions, Organocatalytic, Pinacol rearrangement | Leave a Comment »

 
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