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The Total Synthesis of (−)-SNF4435 C and (+)-SNF4435 D

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posted on 2004-12-15, 00:00 authored by Kathlyn A. Parker, Yeon-Hee Lim
The size and positioning of substituents on a tetraene, along with the Woodward−Hoffmann rules, control the relative stereochemistry at the four adjacent chiral centers that are generated in the 8π/6π electrocyclization cascade. A biomimetic synthesis of (−)-SNF4435 C and (+)-SNF4435 D exploits these steric effects and allows confirmation of the predicted absolute stereochemistry of the natural products.