Development of a concise and diversity-oriented approach for the synthesis of plecomacrolides via the diene-ene RCM.

@article{Lu2006DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a concise and diversity-oriented approach for the synthesis of plecomacrolides via the diene-ene RCM.},
  author={Kui Lu and Mengwei Huang and Zheng Xiang and Yongxiang Liu and Jiahua Chen and Zhen Yang},
  journal={Organic letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={1193-6}
}
[reaction: see text] A concise synthesis of the core structures of plecomacrolide with ring sizes varying from 16 to 19 atoms was achieved for the first time by the diene-ene ring-closing olefin metathesis reaction. This approach should allow access to the structurally diverse analogues of plecomacrolide.