Proline promoted synthesis of ring-fused homodimers: self-condensation of alpha,beta-unsaturated aldehydes.

Abstract

1,2,4-Trisubstituted cyclohexadienals can be prepared synthetically by self-condensation of beta-methyl substituted alpha, beta-unsaturated aldehydes. While molecules with this structural scaffold have been observed in nature, the biological roles of these compounds have yet to be thoroughly investigated. Here we investigate the use of L-proline and its… (More)

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