An SN1-type Reaction to Form the 1,2-Dioxepane Ring: Synthesis of 10,12-Peroxycalamenene

Justin A. Hilf, Luke W. Witthoft, K. A. Woerpel

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The synthesis of the sesquiterpene endoperoxide natural product 10,12-peroxycalamenene has been achieved. Featured transformations include an intramolecular Heck reaction to build the fused bicyclic core and a cobalt-catalyzed peroxidation to install the peroxide functional group. The final step involved an SN1-type ring closure catalyzed by DDQ to construct the 1,2-dioxepane ring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8262-8267
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 21 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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