Construction of the oxetane ring from 5α-acyloxy-Δ 4(20)-taxoids

Ruiwu Liu, Ji Yu Guo, Xiao Tian Liang

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An oxetane ring can be constructed from 5α-acyloxy-Δ 4(20)-taxoids with osmylation as the first step in the usual manner. The innovation reported here is the use of an intramolecularly available acyl group for the protection of 20-OH by an unexpected 5-to 20-migration under slightly basic conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-100
Number of pages2
JournalChinese Chemical Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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