Total syntheses of multicaulins via oxidative photocyclization of stilbenes.

@article{Secinti2014TotalSO,
  title={Total syntheses of multicaulins via oxidative photocyclization of stilbenes.},
  author={Hatice Secinti and Serdar Burmaoglu and Ramazan Altundas and Hasan SeÇen},
  journal={Journal of natural products},
  year={2014},
  volume={77 9},
  pages={
          2134-7
        }
}
The Wittig reaction of 3-isopropyl-4-methoxybenzaldehyde and 2,3-dimethylbenzylphosphonium bromide afforded the corresponding stilbene mixture 16. Oxidative photocyclization of stilbene 16 with iodine facilitated the first total synthesis of 7-isopropyl-6-methoxy-1,2-dimethylphenanthrene, multicaulin (1). The O-demethylation of 1 with BBr3 afforded the 7-isopropyl-1,2-dimethylphenanthren-6-ol, O-demethylmulticaulin (2). 
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