Synlett 2018; 29(05): 589-592
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589141
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Mechanistic Investigation of a Novel Medium-Sized Ring Rearrangement

Aneesa J. Al-Ani
a  Division of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, M1 5GD, UK
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b  School of Pharmacy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, UK   Email: a.m.jones.2@bham.ac.uk
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Publication History

Received: 11 October 2017

Accepted after revision: 02 November 2017

Publication Date:
11 December 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

The dominant mechanism operating in a recently disclosed ring contraction is revealed for the first time. New insight and supporting evidence into a classic ring-contraction strategy within a rigidified larger ring system are provided.

Supporting Information

 
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