Triphenylcarbenium and tris(P-bromophenyl)ammoniumyl ion induced lactonizations of (ω-benzyloxy and ω-P-methoxybenzyloxy methyl esters

Thomas R. Hoye, Mark J. Kurth, Vincent Lo

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The title reaction leads to smooth generation of five and six membered lactones via direct nucleophilic participation of the carbomethoxy group in intermediates of type 3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)815-818
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes


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  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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