Intramolecular Diels-Alder cycloadditions of 2-pyrone-3-carboxylates with trans-vinyl silaketal groups tethered via a chiral, non-racemic 1,3-butanediol auxiliary proceeded in unexpected stepwise cycloadditions through ionic intermediates to provide cis-disubstituted bicylolactones. The ratio of two isomers, exo and endo, was 5 to 1, and each isomer was found to be diastereomerically pure (>99% de). Their relative and absolute stereochemistries were determined by 1H NMR spectroscopy and confirmed by X-ray crystallography of minor, endo-adduct 9. The major exo-adduct was successfully transformed to (-)-2-butyl substituted A-ring phophine oxide 16, a key element for the synthesis of 2-butyl vitamin D3.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Sep 20|