Synthesis 2011(22): 3592-3603  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1289574
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The Use of COP-OAc in the Catalyst-Controlled Syntheses of 1,3-Polyols

Stefan F. Kirsch*a,b, Philipp Klahna,b, Helge Menza
a Department Chemie, Technische Universität München, Lichtenbergstr. 4, 85747 Garching, Germany
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b Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Fachbereich C - Organische Chemie, Gaußstraße 20, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany
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Received 9 August 2011
Publication Date:
25 October 2011 (eFirst)


An iterative strategy to the 1,3-polyol motif is described. The use of the catalytic asymmetric Overman esterification for the construction of all stereogenic centers is broadly examined as are the sequences to extend the developing polyol chain. The iterative strategies are applied to the total syntheses of rugulactone and polyrhacitides A and B.

1 Introduction

2 Results and Discussion

2.1 Chain Elongation via RCM (Cycle A)

2.2 Total Synthesis of Rugulactone

2.3 Chain Elongation via Ando Olefination (Cycle B) and Total Syntheses of Polyrhacitides A and B

2.4 Useful Variants

3 Conclusions