A concise synthesis of rubioncolin B is described, which features an unprecedented intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction involving an ortho-quinone methide and a naphthofuran moiety. The ortho-quinone methide is generated through a surprisingly facile tautomerization of a para-quinone.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - Jul 23 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry