45. Synthesis of highly functionalized tropolones by rhodium(II)-catalyzed reactions of vinyldiazomethanes with oxygenated dienes

Authors: Huw M.L. Davies, T. Jeffrey Clark


199450, 9883-9892


Rhodium(II) catalyzed decomposition of vinyldiazomethanes to vinylcarbenoids in the presence of oxygenated dienes leads to the regioselective synthesis of cycloheptadienes by a tandem cyclopropanation/Cope rearrangement. The resulting cycloheptadienes are readily hydrolyzed and oxidized, leading to a very direct and general synthesis of highly functionalized tropolones.

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