Enantioselective total synthesis of (+)-scuteflorin A using organocatalytic asymmetric epoxidation

Christopher J. Bartlett, David P. Day, Yohan Chan, Steven M. Allin, Michael J. McKenzie, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Philip C. Bulman Page

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We report the first enantioselective total synthesis of (+)-scuteflorin A in 14% overall yield, employing a chiral iminium salt to effect an organocatalytic asymmetric epoxidation of xanthyletin in >99% ee as the key step.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)772-774
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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