127. Intermolecular C–H activation at benzylic positions: synthesis of (+)-imperanene and (−)-α-conidendrin

Authors: Huw M.L. Davies, Qihui Jin

Tetrahedron Asymm., 

2003147, 941-949


An efficient C–H activation of primary benzylic positions by means of rhodium carbenoid induced C–H insertions is described. This key step was used in concise syntheses of (+)-imperanene and (−)-α-conidendrin.

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