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Asymmetric Synthesis of the cis- and trans-3,4-Dihydro-2,4,8-trihydroxynaphthalen-1(2H)-ones

Couché, Emmanuel ; Fkyerat, Abdellatif ; Tabacchi, Raphael

In: Helvetica Chimica Acta, 2003, vol. 86, no. 1, p. 210-221

A short and efficient protocol for the asymmetric synthesis of cis- and trans-3,4-dihydro-2,4,8-trihydroxynaphthalen-1(2H)-one (1 and 2, resp.) is described, with a phthalide annulation as the key step. Introduction of a OH substituent at position 2 was performed by Sharpless dihydroxylation of a silyl enol ether or by means of an... Plus

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    Summary
    A short and efficient protocol for the asymmetric synthesis of cis- and trans-3,4-dihydro-2,4,8-trihydroxynaphthalen-1(2H)-one (1 and 2, resp.) is described, with a phthalide annulation as the key step. Introduction of a OH substituent at position 2 was performed by Sharpless dihydroxylation of a silyl enol ether or by means of an N-sulfonyloxaziridine. The absolute configuration of each isomer was determined via Mosher-ester derivatives. By comparison with previously recorded CD spectra of our natural sample, we established that the natural trans- and cis-isomers from Ceratocystis fimbriata sp. platani were the (-)-(2S,4S)-isomer (-)-2 and the (+)-(2S,4R)-isomer (+)-1, respectively.