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Synthetic investigations on illudinine: a new synthesis of methyl 8-methoxy-2,2-dimethyl-7-oxo-1,2,3,5,6,7-hexahydro-s-indacene-4-carboxylate

Girija, Talupuru and Shanker, Sathya P and Rao, Subba GSR (1991) Synthetic investigations on illudinine: a new synthesis of methyl 8-methoxy-2,2-dimethyl-7-oxo-1,2,3,5,6,7-hexahydro-s-indacene-4-carboxylate. In: Perkin Transactions 1 (6). pp. 1467-1471.

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A new strategy for the total synthesis of methyl 8-methoxy-2,2-dimethyl-7-oxo-1,2,3,5,6,7-hexahydro-s-indacene-4-carboxylate 4, a key intermediate in the synthesis of illudalanes, is reported. The key step in this strategy is a new method of preparation of indanones from tetralones. Thus, the furfurylidene derivative of 6-methoxy-3,4-dihydronaphthalen-1-(2H)-one is oxidised to the dicarboxylic acid 9a which is cyclodehydrated to methyl 7-methoxy-1-oxoindan-4-carboxylate 10. Similar reactions on the tetrahydronaphthalenone 25, obtained from 6-methoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene-7-carbaldehyde 11 by sequential transformations including a regiospecific benzylic oxidation resulted in the hexahydro-s-indacenone 4, thus completing a formal synthesis of illudinine 1.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms Mary Ranjeetha
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 09:03
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2010 09:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/34215

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