Both enantiomers of 8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-3-en-2-one (6) have been synthesized from 4-hydroxycyclohept-2-enone (3) on the basis of a novel oxidative cyclo-etherification using PhI(OH)OTs (Koser's reagent). (-)-(1S,5R)-8-Oxabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-3-en-2-one [(-)-6, 95% ee] was expeditiously transformed to (+)-sundiversifolide (1).
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