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Spirocyclic Rearrangements

Posted by naturalproductman on November 2, 2009

Zhenfeng Xi and co-workers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently published in Chemical Communications on a rearrangement that converted spirocyclic centers of 5,6-bicyclic rings to indene rings using stoichiometric amounts of aluminum trichloride.

aluminum trichloride


Chem Comm Paper


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