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Concise Synthesis of the Tetracyclic Framework of Azadiradione: Tandem Radical Cyclization Route
Shuji YamashitaAkito NarukoTakahiro YamadaYujiro HayashiMasahiro Hirama
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Volume 42 (2013) Issue 3 Pages 220-221

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Azadiradione, a limonoid isolated from the neem plant, possesses a unique stereostructure distinct from that of the steroids. We describe a concise synthesis of the tetracyclic framework of azadiradione by a tandem radical cyclization process.

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