Sulfone coupling and double-elimination strategy for carotenoid synthesis.


[Reaction: see text]. A highly efficient synthetic method of carotenoid compounds has been developed on the basis of the sulfone coupling and double-elimination strategy. This method highlighted the sulfone-mediated coupling with the novel C(10) dialdehyde, 2,7-dimethyl-4-octenedial, which was easily prepared and efficiently utilized in the synthesis of the… (More)