Synthesis 2012(6): 946-952  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1289721
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Copper(I)-Mediated 1,2-Metallate Rearrangements of 1-Metallated Glycals

Krzysztof Jarowicki, Philip Kocieński*, Zofia Komsta, Anna Wojtasiewicz
Institute of Process Research & Development, School of Chemistry, Leeds University, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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Received 2 December 2011
Publication Date:
24 February 2012 (eFirst)


1,2-Metallate rearrangements involving reaction of 1-metallated glycals with organolithium reagents under copper(I) mediation give alkenylpolyol chains in 45-91% yield (19 examples). The reaction was applied to a formal synthesis of KRN7000 as well as a synthesis of a Δ5,6-ceramide derivative.