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Syntheses of several unique spironitronates are reported. The key transformation involves the first known example of an ipso oxidative cyclization of nitro functionality. Oxidation proceeds from both o- and p-phenols. Reductions of these compounds provide novel spiroisoxazoline derivatives.
A kinetically controlled diastereoselective cycloaddition between a chiral enol ether and an ortho-quinone methide (o-QM) produces a chroman spiroketal motif that is found in the core of berkelic acid, a novel matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor and potent anticancer agent. The transformation lays the groundwork for preparation of future inhibitors… (More)
[reaction: see text] A short synthesis of (+/-)-brazilin is reported. This synthesis uses several interesting and underutilized transformations including a regioselective dirhodium-catalyzed aryl C-H insertion, a regioselective IBX phenol --> o-quinone oxidation, a tautomerization of an o-quinone to a p-quinone methide, and an intramolecular aryl… (More)
Smartphones are the most general ubiquitous computing devices available in common people's daily life. However, there are not so many applications for disabled, such as blind people. In this paper, based on internal acceleration sensors of mobile devices, we present a gesture recognition system, providing users with an original, direct form of… (More)
As the indoor location-based services are widely used in daily life, we all call for precise localization and low energy consumption application. Besides, getting location information in a short response time remains a problem in indoor navigation. In this paper, we present an accurate and efficient indoor navigation system called AENS, which only needs… (More)
A variety of chroman spiroketals are synthesized via inverse-demand [4 + 2] cycloaddition of enol ethers and ortho-quinone methides (o-QMs). Low temperature o-QM generation in situ allows for the kinetic, diastereoselective construction of these motifs, providing entry to a number of unusual chroman spiroketal natural products.
This account details the synthesis of two scyphostatin analogues exhibiting a reactive polar epoxycyclohexenone core and various amide side chains outfitted for late-stage chemical derivatization into the desirable lipophilic tails. Our efforts highlight a key ipso-dearomatization process and provide new insights regarding the incompatibility and orthogonal… (More)