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A concise synthesis of homochiral trans-perhydroazulenes and trans-hydrindanes

Jones, D. N. and Maybury, M. W. J. and Swallow, S. and Tomkinson, N. C. O. and Wood, W. W. (2001) A concise synthesis of homochiral trans-perhydroazulenes and trans-hydrindanes. Tetrahedron Letters, 42 (11). pp. 2193-2195. ISSN 0040-4039

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A new approach to the synthesis of optically pure trans-perhydroazulenes and trans-hydrindanes using a homochiral sulfoxide auxiliary to control both chem. reactivity and enantioselectivity is described.