Synthesis of the cyclobutylfuran sector of providencin via zirconium-mediated oxygen abstraction from a furanoside.

@article{White2009SynthesisOT,
  title={Synthesis of the cyclobutylfuran sector of providencin via zirconium-mediated oxygen abstraction from a furanoside.},
  author={James D White and S. Jana},
  journal={Organic letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={
          1433-6
        }
}
A portion of the macrocyclic cembrenoid diterpene providencin possessing conjoined cyclobutane and furancarboxylate units was synthesized from D-glucose using deoxygenative ring contraction methodology to construct the tetrasubstituted cyclobutane and a Knoevenagel condensation of glyceraldehyde to fabricate the trisubstituted furan. 
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