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Massadine core synthesis

Posted by naturalproductman on October 28, 2015

Daesung Lee and co-workers reported in Organic Letters on the access of the cyclopentane ring core of massadine through a cyclohexane to cyclopentane ring contraction approach by oxidatively cleaving a 1,2-diol intermediate then cyclizing the resulting dialdehyde.
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Organic Letters paper

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