Ring-closing metathesis of allylsilanes as a flexible strategy toward cyclic terpenes. short syntheses of teucladiol, isoteucladiol, poitediol, and dactylol and an attempted synthesis of caryophyllene.

@article{Dowling2010RingclosingMO,
  title={Ring-closing metathesis of allylsilanes as a flexible strategy toward cyclic terpenes. short syntheses of teucladiol, isoteucladiol, poitediol, and dactylol and an attempted synthesis of caryophyllene.},
  author={Matthew S. Dowling and Christopher D. Vanderwal},
  journal={The Journal of organic chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={75 20},
  pages={
          6908-22
        }
}
The development of a strategy consisting of allylsilane ring-closing metathesis and subsequent S(E)' electrophilic desilylation (allylsilane RCM/S(E)') to construct exo-methylidenecycloalkanes is described. Its utility is documented in short syntheses of teucladiol and poitediol. A key transformation in the synthesis of teucladiol is an aldol addition that establishes three stereochemical relationships in one step with ≥10:1 diastereoselectivity and provides a fascinating example of double… 

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