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Molecules 2016, 21(10), 1358; doi:10.3390/molecules21101358

Methodology for the Construction of the Bicyclo[4.3.0]nonane Core

Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 USA
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Academic Editor: Vassilios Roussis
Received: 31 July 2016 / Revised: 23 September 2016 / Accepted: 3 October 2016 / Published: 12 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Triterpenes and Triterpenoids 2016)

Abstract

The bicyclo[4.3.0]nonane scaffold, commonly known as a hydrindane, is a common structural motif found in many terpenoid structures and one that remains a challenge for synthetic chemists to elaborate with appropriate regio- and stereo-selectivity. Over the course of the study of terpene natural products, the elaboration of the hydrindane structure has seen progress on the utilization of both old and newer methods to achieve the desired outcomes. This review seeks to serve as a general overview of these methods, and detail specific examples. View Full-Text
Keywords: triterpenes; triterpenoids; Diels-Alder; metathesis; Michael additions triterpenes; triterpenoids; Diels-Alder; metathesis; Michael additions
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Eddy, N.A.; Ichalkaranje, P. Methodology for the Construction of the Bicyclo[4.3.0]nonane Core. Molecules 2016, 21, 1358.

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