Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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Substrate Specific Silver(I)-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of Diene Involving Alkyl Rearrangements: Syntheses of 1,2,5,6-Tetrahydrocuminic Acid, p-Menth-3-en-7-ol, and p-Menth-3-en-7-al
Fuyuhiko InagakiMizuki MatsumotoShisen HiraChisato Mukai
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2017 Volume 65 Issue 9 Pages 822-825

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The novel cationic Ag(I)-catalyzed cycloisomerization, which is associated with alkyl rearrangements, from dimethyl 2-allyl-2-prenylmalonate (1) to dimethyl 4-isopropylcyclohex-3-ene-1,1-dicarboxylate (2) has been developed. Derivatization from the diester 2 into the diol 3 and its X-ray crystallographic analysis determined the structure. The mechanisms of the novel reaction were investigated by isotopic experiments, which supported the unusual alkyl shifts. In addition, the product 2 was used for the total syntheses of three natural products, 1,2,5,6-tetrahydrocuminic acid (12), p-menth-3-en-7-ol (13), and p-menth-3-en-7-al (14) in short steps.

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