UC Santa Barbara
Rapid Synthesis of Fused Oxabicycles through the Molecular Rearrangement of Spirocyclic Ethers
- Author(s): Palmer, Leoni I
- Veits, Gesine K
- Read de Alaniz, Javier
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201300832
A molecular rearrangement of 5,5-spirocyclic cyclopentenones to 5,6-fused cyclopentenones catalyzed by Amberlyst®15 is described. This work emphasizes the utility of renewable resources, such as furfural, that can be transformed into a variety of valuable products. It also highlights the viability of 5,5-spirocycles as intermediates en route to 5,6-fused cyclopentenones. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.