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Bronstead Acid Catalyzed Cyclization

Posted by naturalproductman on February 28, 2011

Magnus Rueping and co-workers at RWTH Aachen University have reported in JACS on a Bronsted acid catalyzed cyclization of a phenol with an ortho-allylic alcohol substituent to form the ring.

carbocation

 

JACS paper

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