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Phosphate Tether-Mediated Ring-Closing Metathesis for the Generation of P‑Stereogenic, Z‑Configured Bicyclo[7.3.1]- and Bicyclo[8.3.1]phosphates

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posted on 04.02.2016, 15:47 by Jana L. Markley, Soma Maitra, Paul R. Hanson
A phosphate tether-mediated ring-closing metathesis (RCM) study to the synthesis of Z-configured, P-stereogenic bicyclo[7.3.1]- and bicyclo[8.3.1]­phosphates is reported. Investigations suggest that C3-substitution, olefin substitution, and proximity of the forming olefin to the bridgehead carbon of the bicyclic affect the efficiency and stereochemical outcome of the RCM event. This study demonstrates the utility of phosphate tether-mediated desymmetrization of C2-symmetric, 1,3-anti-diol-containing dienes in the generation of macrocyclic phosphates with potential synthetic and biological utility.