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A Tandem Cascade Cyclization−Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution: Application in the Total Synthesis of (+)-Angelichalcone

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Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1294
Cite this: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 41, 14630–14631
Publication Date (Web):September 25, 2009
Copyright © 2009 American Chemical Society

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    When cascade cyclizations initiated by Lewis acid-mediated opening of an epoxide are terminated through reaction with a MOM-protected phenol, a tandem electrophilic aromatic substitution can be obtained. This highly regioselective tandem process has been employed in the first synthesis of (+)-angelichalcone.

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