Synlett 2001; 2001(1): 0117-0119
DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-9717
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Enantioselective Synthesis of a Tetrasubstituted Oxocane via a Double Diastereoselective Hetero Diels-Alder Reaction

Mercedes Martín* , María M. Afonso, Antonio Galindo, J. Antonio Palenzuela
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A procedure for the enantioselective preparation of tetra-substituted medium sized cyclic ethers is presented. An oxocane is prepared by a sequence which involves a double diastereoselective hetero Diels-Alder reaction between a chiral aldehyde and a diene bearing an allylic chiral centre. The cycloadduct is transformed into a linear ether which is then converted to the cyclic ether by a highly regioselective intramolecular alkylation of a lithiosulfone with an epoxide. The sense of induction of the chiral centre on the diene is discussed.