Aaron Aponick and co-workers from the University of Florida have used a trimethylphosphine additive to improve the gold catalyzed spiroketalization for spirastrellolide.
Posted by naturalproductman on January 24, 2012
Kana Sureshan and co-workers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research have reported in Chemical Communications on the use of a sulfuric acid/silica gel catalyst to acylate the 2-hydroxy group of inositol.
Posted by naturalproductman on October 19, 2010
Stephen Martin and co-workers have published in JACS on the synthesis of isokidamycin. They used a silicon tether to perform a regioselective Diels-Alder reaction.