Synlett 1989; 1989(1): 49-51
DOI: 10.1055/s-1989-34696
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Total Synthesis of the Axane-4 Family of Sesquiterpenoids Using a Stereoselective Intramolecular Conjugate Addition

David J. Hart* , Chin-shan Lai
  • *Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 120 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
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Publication Date:
26 February 2002 (online)

The first total syntheses of racemic axamide-4 (1), axisonitrile-4 (2), and axisothiocyanate-4 (3) are described. The syntheses revolve around the preparation of oxo ester 8 using an intramolecular conjugate addition to construct the cis-perhydroindan nucleus.