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A Three-Component Coupling Approach to Cyclopentanoids

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posted on 13.10.2001, 00:00 by Barry M. Trost, Anthony B. Pinkerton
A new approach to 2,3-disubstituted cyclopentenones has been developed. This approach consists of a two-step protocol involving the cyclization of a Z-vinyl bromide under Barbier type conditions to form a cyclopentenol, which is then oxidatively rearranged to generate the cyclopentenone. The Z-vinyl bromide is in turn derived from a ruthenium catalyzed three-component coupling of an alkyne, an enone, and a HBr equivalent. A range of 2,3-disubstituted cyclopentenones has been generated, including short syntheses of jasmone and dihydrojasmone. Further applicability of this strategy is shown in the total syntheses of tetrahydrodicranenone B, rosaprostol, and a selective COX-2 inhibitor.