A stereoselective total synthesis of (+)-marrubiin has been accomplished starting from a chiral building block via the CyNH2-promoted Pauson-Khand reaction (PKR) followed by oxidative cleavage of the resultant cyclopentenone ring. Two successive oxidations and internal transacetalization culminated in the total synthesis of the antispasmodic labdane diterpenoid (-)-marrulibacetal.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry