Anew short strategy to prepare the spiroketal fragment of calyculins is presented. A novel Seyferth–Gilbert type homologation of hindered lactols to the corresponding alkynes has been achieved for the first time. The spirocyclization was achieved efficiently via a DIHMA (double intramolecular hetero-Michael addition) process of this hindered ynone. The spirocyclization rate is not dependent on the stereochemistry of the alkoxy substituent in the oxolane ring.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
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