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Some [2+2] cycloaddition chemistry

Posted by naturalproductman on February 10, 2012

Tehshik Yoon and co-workers published in Organic Letters on a [2+2] photocycloaddition.

2+2

OL paper

Nessan Kerrigan and co-workers at Oakland University have reported in JACS on a [2+2] reaction between ketenes to form beta-lactones.

beta-lactones

JACS paper

At first look at Daniel Romo’s name I thought of Tony Romo and funny enough they’re both in Texas.  Here they report on a Mukaiyama Aldol lactonization to form beta-lactones.

2+2

JACS paper

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