Ring-closing metathesis/fragmentation route to geometrically defined medium-ring cycloalkenes: Total synthesis of (+/-)-periplanone C
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The combination of alkene metathesis and beta-fragmentation offers an efficient entry into (Z)-configured medium-ring cycloalkenes. The versatility of this method is demonstrated by the total synthesis of Periplanone C, a semiochemical of Periplaneta americana.
Source:Organic Letters, 2004, 6, 8, 1221-1224
- Amer Chemical Soc, Washington