Stereoselective Synthesis of Methyl Monate C

The stereoselective synthesis of methyl monate C 2 is described using as a key step an ene-intramolecular modified Sakurai cyclization (IMSC) reaction to prepare tetrahydropyran 5. An asymmetric allylic alkylation, followed by a cross-metathesis, enables the insertion of the right-hand side chain.