Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry

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Managing Editor: Richard Threlfall; Editorial Board Chairs: Sung Ho Kang, Keiji Maruoka, Deqing Zhang

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August 01, 2014

VIP: Synthesis of 19-Nor-Vitamin D A-Ring Synthons via Ring-Closing Olefin Metathesis

Yu Nagai, Tomoe Tanami, Junko Abe, Dr. Hazuki Nagai, Toru Hamamizu, Kaichiro Kominato, Keisuke Iida and Prof. Dr. Kazuo Nagasawa

Synthesis of 19-Nor-Vitamin D A-Ring Synthons via Ring-Closing Olefin MetathesisGive me a D: A synthetic method for making A-ring synthons for 19-nor-vitamin D was developed based on ring-closing olefin metathesis (RCM) with a linear precursor, followed by palladium-catalyzed isomerization of the endocyclic olefin product to give the target exocyclic olefin. PG=protecting group; TBS=tert-butyldimethylsilyl; Tf=trifluoromethanesulfonyl.

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