Total synthesis of aphadilactones A-D.


The first total synthesis of aphadilactones A-D, diastereomeric natural products recently isolated from the Meliaceae plant Aphanamixis grandifolia by Yue and co-workers, which possess an unprecedented carbon skeleton, has been achieved. The synthesis features a catalytic asymmetric hetero-Diels-Alder reaction to form the dihydropyran ring, concurrent… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jo501117k


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