Title

Two-Directional Synthesis of Polycyclopropanes. An Approach to the Quintacyclopropane Fragment of U-106305

Abstract

The stereoselective preparation of three stereoisomeric tercyclopropanes and a quinquecyclopropane was investigated. Two of the tercyclopropanes were C2-symmetric and were prepared efficiently through the two-directional application of Charette's reagent-stereocontrolled cyclopropanation methodology. The nonsymmetric tercyclopropane was prepared by an iterative one-directional application of the same reagent-mediated cyclopropanation method. It was shown that the reagent-controlled transformations are far more effective for the stereoselective preparation of the tercyclopropanes than are the reactions which rely upon the influence of the substrate stereocenters. A C2-symmetric quinquecyclopropane, which possesses the repeating trans-syn stereochemistry, was prepared by iterative application of the two-directional strategy.

Publication Date

3-1-1997

Journal Title

Journal of Organic Chemistry

Publisher

American Chemical Society

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1021/jo961136b

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright © 1997 American Chemical Society