Novel Rearrangement of an Isocaryolane Sesquiterpenoid under Mitsunobu Conditions

Racero, Juan C, Macias-Sanchez, Antonio J, Hernandez-Galan, Rosario, Hitchcock, Peter B, Hanson, James R and Collado, Isidro G (2000) Novel Rearrangement of an Isocaryolane Sesquiterpenoid under Mitsunobu Conditions. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 65. 7786 - 7791.

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Under modified Mitsunobu reaction conditions, a novel skeleton rearrangement of terpenes has been obtained. The reactivity of 8,9-dioxygenated isocaryolane derivatives has been investigated. When either (8R,9R)-8-methoxyisocaryolane-9-ol (7) or (8R,9R)-isocaryolane-8,9-diol (10) are treated under acidic conditions, isocaryolan-9-one (9) and the rearrangement compound (1S,2S,5R,8S)-1,4,4-trimethyltricyclo[,5]undecane-8-carbaldehyde (11) are obtained. Otherwise treatment of compounds 7 and 10 under modified Mitsunobu conditions leads to the novel sesquiterpene derivative (1S,2S,5R,9R)-1,4,4-trimethyltricyclo[,5]dodecan-8-one (8). This is the first example, to our knowledge, of a Mitsunobu-induced pinacol rearrangement. The influences of the substrate and reaction conditions on the evolution of the reaction are both explored. This modification of the Mitsunobu reaction conditions introduces a new, one-pot, procedure for preparing this class of rearrangement product.

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Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
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