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Synthesis of phenyl-substituted conduritol B and its mechanism of formation

2007-01-01
Cantekin, Seda
Caliskan, Rasit
Sahin, Ertan
Balcı, Metin
The phenyl-substituted conduritol B 8 was prepared in racemic form in a five-step sequence starting from 2-phenyl-1,4-benzoquinone(10) (Scheme 1). The reaction mechanism of the key step 12b -> 13 is discussed (Scheme 2).