The synthesis of the CD ring of paclitaxel

Kazuoki Nakai, Shigeru Miyamoto, Daisuke Sasuga, Takayuki Doi, Takashi Takahashi

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We have developed a practical synthetic route to the CD ring of paclitaxel. Unsaturated ester 8 was stereo- and regioselectively isomerized to 9. Stereoselective introduction of hydroxy groups and oxetane formation provided potential intermediate 4, which was coupled to an A ring moiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7859-7862
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct 29


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