A stereodivergent synthesis of the [3.3.1] bicyclic core of edaxadiene was completed utilizing a key intramolecular oxidative ketone allylation. Significant discrepancies between the spectroscopic data obtained for the synthetic construct and the natural isolate raised questions about the structural assignment of edaxadiene. A subsequent structural reassignment was validated by completion of a total synthesis of the correct structure of the natural product.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Chemistry