Authors: Jie Wu, Dr. Jorge Becerril, Yajing Lian, Prof. Dr. Huw M. L. Davies, Prof. Dr. John A. Porco Jr., Prof. Dr. James S. Panek
Angew., Chem. Int. Ed.
2011, 50, 26, 5938-5942
All in order: Bicyclic and tricyclic chemotypes were accessed through the title transformations. By subsequent pairing of installed functional groups using Heck cyclization or [2+2] photocycloaddition, the synthesis of tetracycles, pentacycles, and condensed polycycles has been achieved with high stereochemical and skeletal variation.