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Formal total synthesis of (+/-)-alpha- and beta-cedrene by preparation of cedrone. construction of the tricyclic carbon skeleton by the use of a highly efficient intramolecular khand annulation

Kerr, W.J. and McLaughlin, M. and Morrison, A.J. and Pauson, P.L. (2001) Formal total synthesis of (+/-)-alpha- and beta-cedrene by preparation of cedrone. construction of the tricyclic carbon skeleton by the use of a highly efficient intramolecular khand annulation. Organic Letters, 3 (19). pp. 2945-2948. ISSN 1523-7060

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Abstract

The cedrene carbon skeleton was rapidly assembled from a simple monocyclic precursor by the strategic use of a high yielding intramolecular Khand cyclization reaction. Further synthetic manipulations provided a concise formal total synthesis of α- and β-cedrene.