(Diagram presented) The asymmetric total synthesis of (-)-bipinnatin J and its conversion into (+)-intricarene through a transannular 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition is described. In addition, the conversion of (-)-bipinnatin J into (+)-rubifolide and (+)-isoepilophodione B is reported. Biosynthetic relationships among furanocembranoids and the possible role of 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions in biosynthesis are discussed.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry