A Palladium-Catalyzed Vinylcyclopropane (3 + 2) Cycloaddition Approach to the Melodinus Alkaloids

Alexander F. G. Goldberg, Brian M. Stoltz

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Abstract

A palladium-catalyzed (3+2) cycloaddition of a vinylcyclopropane and a β-nitrostyrene is employed to rapidly assemble the cyclopentane core of the Melodinus alkaloids. The ABCD ring system of the natural product family is prepared in six steps from commercially available materials.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4474-4476
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume13
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 19 2011
Externally publishedYes

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