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Organic letters

Synthesis of (+/-)-5-epi-citreoviral and (+/-)-citreoviral and the kinetic resolution of an allylic silane by a [3 + 2] annulation.


PMID 12182595

Abstract

[reaction: see text] The [3 + 2] annulation reaction of allylsilane 1 with an alpha-keto ester provided the highly substituted tetrahydrofuran 2 as a single diastereomer in high yield. The synthesis of (+/-)-5-epi-citreoviral and (+/-)-citreoviral has been accomplished with this annulation reaction as the key step. Using the pantolactone-derived alpha-keto ester, the allylsilane 1 has been resolved with high enantiomeric purity.