Synthesis of a fully functionalized CD ring system of taxol

K. C. Nicolaou, J. J. Liu, C. K. Hwang, W. M. Dai, R. K. Guy

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Key building blocks 16 and 17 related to taxol CD ring system have been synthesized in racemic form via a stereocontrolled and efficient sequence featuring a novel Diels-Alder reaction and oxetane formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1118-1120
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1992

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  • Molecular Medicine


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