Simple and efficient asymmetric synthesis of furofuran lignans yangambin and caruilignan A

Naoki Mori, Hidenori Watanabe, Takeshi Kitahara

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Abstract

A novel asymmetric dimerization of cinnamic acid derivative was achieved in high efficiency and high stereoselectivity. By using the reaction as a key step, two furofuran lignans, yangambin and caruilignan A were synthesized in optically pure form in only 5 and 6 steps, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-404
Number of pages5
JournalSynthesis
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Caruilignan
  • Furofuran lignan
  • Oxidative dimerization
  • Yangambin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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