Author(s): Ross AG, Li X, Danishefsky SJ
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Abstract Intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions of cyclobutenone and larger cycloalkenones are described. High levels of endo addition attained from Lewis acid catalysis translate to trans hydrindene junctions upon fragmentation of the tricyclic adducts.
This article was published in J Am Chem Soc
and referenced in Journal of Theoretical and Computational Science