Natural Product Synthesis & Chemical Biology

2. Efficient Generation of ortho-Quinone Methide: Application to the Biomimetic Syntheses of ...f


An efficient method using silver oxide-mediated oxidation for the synthesis of ortho-quinone methides has been developed and applied to the biomimetic syntheses of novel trimeric natural products, (±)-schefflone and tocopherol trimers. Further studies of the critical trimerization as well as substrate scope and limitations are also reported.

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