Synthesis 2007(17): 2751-2754  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-983797
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Multigram Synthesis of Diastereomerically Pure Tetrahydrofuran-diols

Sabrina Göhlera, Stefanie Rotha, Huan Chenga, Hülya Göksela, Alexander Ruppa, Lars O. Haustedtb, Christian B. W. Stark*a
a Institut für Chemie und Biochemie, Freie Universität Berlin, Takustr. 3, 14195 Berlin, Germany
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b AnalytiCon Discovery GmbH, Hermannswerder Haus 17, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
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Publication History

Received 22 December 2006
Publication Date:
12 July 2007 (online)

Abstract

A highly efficient protocol for the large-scale oxidative cyclization of 1,5-dienes is described. This convenient ruthenium(VIII)-catalyzed (0.2 mol%) cyclization reaction allows the preparation of cis-2,5-disubstituted tetrahydrofurans in high yields (up to 92%) and excellent diastereomeric ratio (>95:5 dr). This simple and reliable method is insensitive to moisture and air and can, therefore, be carried out in an open reaction vessel.

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