Synthesis of taiwaniaquinoids via Nazarov triflation

Guangxin Liang, Yue Xu, Ian B. Seiple, Dirk Trauner

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A unified approach toward the taiwaniaquinoids that has yielded four natural products is described. A new variant of the Nazarov reaction with concomitant formation of an enol triflate serves as one of the key steps, considerably shortening the synthetic scheme and providing a general entry into this class of bioactive natural products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11022-11023
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number34
StatePublished - Aug 30 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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