Relay Cross Metathesis for the Ascent of the Terpenoids

13 June 2019, Version 1
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We report the design and implementation of a relay cross metathesis (ReXM) reaction for the ascent of the terpenoids in an iterative protocol using naturally occurring terpenoid building blocks. The method is used for the synthesis of a diterpene-benzoate macrolide of biogenetic relevance to the bromophycolide family of natural products.


Relay Cross Metathesis
Olefin metathesis
Natural Product

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Relay Cross Metathesis for the Ascent of the Terpenoids ChemRxiv SI

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