Lewis acid catalyzed diels - alder reactions of 1,2-naphthoquinones

Danny M. Gelman, Craig M. Forsyth, Patrick Perlmutter

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The use of BF3-OEt2 catalysis in Diels-Alder reactions of 3,4-unsubstituted 1,2-naphthoquinones provides direct access to cistetrahydrophenanthrene derivatives in good to excellent yields (66-99%) without rapid adduct aromatization commonly associated with corresponding thermal processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4958-4960
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2009

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