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A high yielding synthesis of racemic hongconin

Green, I.R., Hugo, V.I., Oosthuizen, F.J. and Giles, R.G.F. (1996) A high yielding synthesis of racemic hongconin. Synthetic Communications, 26 (5). pp. 867-880.

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Racemic hongconin 1 has been synthesized from adduct 2 formed by reaction between 1-methoxycyclohexa-1,4-diene and benzoquinone. The synthetic strategy includes Fries and Claisen rearrangements, base and cerium(IV) initiated pyran ring formation, C-4 pyran ring hydroxylation and silver(II) mediated oxidation.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
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