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Asymmetric Syntheses of (−)-Mitorubrin and Related Azaphilone Natural Products

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Department of Chemistry and Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Cite this: Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 22, 5169–5171
Publication Date (Web):September 30, 2006
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    Asymmetric syntheses of (−)-mitorubrin and related azaphilone natural products are reported. Key steps involve copper-mediated, enantioselective oxidative dearomatization to prepare the azaphilone core and olefin cross-metathesis for side-chain installation.

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