16. Novel approach to seven-membered rings by the intramolecular tandem cyclopropanation/cope rearrangement sequence

Authors: Huw M.L. Davies, C.E.Michael Oldenburg, Melinda J. McAfee, J.Greg Nordahl, John P. Henretta, Karen R. Romines

Tetrahedron Lett., 

1988, 29, 975-978


The intramolecular tandem cyclopropanation/Cope rearrangement sequence between rhodium(II) acetate stabilized vinylcarbenoids and dienes is a feasible method for the stereospecific synthesis of fused seven-membered rings.

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