Asymmetric total synthesis of pinnaic acid

Shu Xu, Hirokazu Arimoto, Daisuke Uemura

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Pinned together: Asymmetric total synthesis of pinnaic acid was accomplished through a stereospecific route that features as key steps a Pd-catalyzed trimethylenemethane (TMM) [3+2] cyclization, a four-step tandem hydrogenation-cyclization, and cross-olefin-metathesis reactions (see scheme). (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5746-5749
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 3


  • Alkaloids
  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Metathesis
  • Natural products
  • Total synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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