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Communication | Special issue | Vol 67, No. 1, 2006, pp.123-128
Published online, 6th September, 2005
DOI: 10.3987/COM-05-S(T)42
Total Synthesis of (+)-1893B Aimed at Establishing Its Stereochemistry

Hiroyuki Yasui, Kunihiro Hirai, Shun Yamamoto, Ken-ichi Takao, and Kin-ichi Tadano*

*Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku Yokohama 223-8522, Japan

Abstract

The total synthesis of (+)-1893B (2) has been completed. The one-pot ring-opening/cross/ring-closing metathesis of (1S,2S,3S,4R)-2-(t-butyldiphenylsilyloxy)methyl-3-methyl-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-ene (4) provided (1R,6S,7S,8S)-7-hydroxymethyl-8-methyl-9-oxabicyclo[4.2.1]nona-2,4-diene (6) after deblocking. The epoxy-ring opening of an advanced intermediate (1R,6S,7S,8S)-7-[(1S,2S)-1-methoxymethoxy-2,3-epoxypropyl]-8-methyl-9-oxabicyclo[4.2.1]nona-2,4-diene (11a) with trimethylsilylacetylide, followed by palladium(II)-catalyzed oxidation for construction of the γ-lactone moiety in 2.