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Stereoselective construction of vicinal stereogenic quaternary carbon atoms. Enantiospecific approaches to (+)-valerane

Srikrishna, Adusumilli and Viswajanani, Ranganathan and Dinesh, Chikkana (2000) Stereoselective construction of vicinal stereogenic quaternary carbon atoms. Enantiospecific approaches to (+)-valerane. In: Journal of The Chemical Society-Perkin Transactions 1 (24). pp. 4321-4327.

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Abstract

Two enantiospecific routes to (+)-valerane starting from (R)-carvone, using a combination of Claisen rearrangement and intramolecular diazo ketone cyclopropanation reactions for the stereoselective generation of the vicinal stereogenic quaternary carbon atoms, are described. Thus, orthoester Claisen rearrangement of 3-methylcarveol 6 furnishes the ester 9 containing the first quaternary carbon atom. Intramolecular cyclopropanation of the diazo ketone 10 derived from the ester 9, followed by regioselective reductive cyclopropane cleavage, generates the hydrindanone 11 containing all stereocentres of valerane. Ring expansion of the hydrindanone to tetralone and further reductions transform 11 into (+)-valerane 2. In another direction, homologation of the acid 5 followed by intramolecular cyclopropanation of the diazo ketone 24 and regioselective cyclopropane ring cleavage lead to valerenone 25, which is transformed into (+)-valerane.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2009 05:20
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/18265

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