Maheswaran S Karatholuvhu

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The synthesis of (+/-)-histrionicotoxin has been achieved in just nine steps using a two-directional synthesis strategy. Key reactions include a two-directional cross-metathesis, a tandem oxime formation/Michael addition/1,4-prototopic shift/[3 + 2]-cycloaddition cascade, a selective Z,Z-bisenyne formation, and a one-pot N-O and bischloroacetylene reduction.
Primary allylic selenosulfates (seleno Bunte salts) and selenocyanates transfer the allylic selenide moiety to thiols giving primary allylic selenosulfides, which undergo rearrangement in the presence of PPh3 with the loss of selenium to give allylically rearranged allyl alkyl sulfides. This rearrangement may be conducted with prenyl-type selenosulfides to(More)
3,3,3-Trichloropropyl-1-triphenylphosphonium chloride is conveniently prepared from 2-chloroethanol, triphenylphosphine, and trichloroacetic acid. Deprotonation of this reagent generates 3,3,3-trichloropropyl-1-triphenylphosphorane, which reacts with aldehydes to give trichloromethylated (Z)-olefins, which are useful for the synthesis of (Z)-1,3-enynes,(More)
Alkyl and aryl allyl disulfides are induced to undergo the desulfurative allylic rearrangement by silver nitrate in protic solvents at room temperature, thereby removing the necessity for the use of phosphines as thiophilic reagents. The silver-mediated reaction functions at ambient temperature in protic solvents and in the absence of protecting groups.
4-Trifluoromethylbenzenepropargyl ethers are stable and sterically minimal alcohol protecting groups that are readily cleaved in a single step by exposure to lithium naphthalenide. In conjunction with the 4,6-O-benzylidene protecting group, glycosylation reactions of 2-O-(4-trifluoromethylbenzenepropargyl)-protected mannosyl donors are extremely(More)
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