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Neodymium Chemistry

Posted by naturalproductman on July 31, 2009

Min Shi and co-worker from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry have recently published in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry on an intermolecular coupling reaction between an allenyl cyclopropane and an enynol using a Nd catalyst.  It results in the formation of a 5,7,6-fused tricycle that shares the carbon cyclic backbone with a famous antibiotic, guanacastapene.

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European Journal of Organic Chemistry

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