The results of a theoretical investigation on the complex cascade reaction leading to the natural product rubicordifolin are reported. These computations analyze the discrete transformations that are required during the conversion of the vinyl naphthoquinone starting material into the natural product, including two pseudopericyclic cyclizations as well as a diastereoselective, hetero-Diels-Alder reaction.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry