A synthesis of (±)-cryptojaponol and (±)-taxodione

David L. Snitman, Richard J. Himmelsbach, R. Curtis Haltiwanger, David S. Watt

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A new method for the synthesis of highly substituted catechols involving the decarboxylation of an α,β-epoxyenone was developed and employed in a synthesis of two diterpenes, cryptojaponol and taxodione.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2477-2480
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number27
StatePublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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