An ynolate-initiated tandem process giving cyclopentenones: Total synthesis of cucumin E

Mitsuru Shindo, Yusuke Sato, Kozo Shishido

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A total synthesis of cucumin E, a novel type of triquinane natural product, has been accomplished. The strategy is based on an ynolate-initiated tandem [2+2] cycloaddition-Dieckmann condensation, followed by decarboxylation, giving cyclopentenones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5039-5041
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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