Roel A Kleinnijenhuis

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The revision of the structure of the sesquiterpene aquatolide from a bicyclo[2.2.0]hexane to a bicyclo[2.1.1]hexane structure using compelling NMR data, X-ray crystallography, and the recent confirmation via full synthesis exemplify that the achievement of "structural correctness" depends on the completeness of the experimental evidence. Archived FIDs and(More)
An enantioselective synthesis of an intermediate in the Tanino total synthesis of solanoeclepin A has been developed. The key step was an intramolecular [2+2] photocycloaddition, which led to the tricyclo[, 6)] decane core in six steps. The first photosubstrate, prepared through an indium-mediated Barbier-type reaction, gave an excellent [2+2](More)
A total synthesis of the sesquiterpene lactone aquatolide has been accomplished. The central step is an intramolecular [2 + 2]-photocycloaddition of an allene onto an α,β-unsaturated δ-lactone. Other key steps are an intramolecular Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons reaction to close the lactone and an intramolecular Mukaiyama-type aldol reaction to cyclize the(More)
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