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A pyrone Diels–Alder strategy was developed for the synthesis of the cyclophane natural product, cavicularin. The strategy uses a vinyl sulfone as an alkyne equivalent dienophile. An enantioselective variant delivered (+)-cavicularin.
Zhao, P., & Beaudry, C. M. (2015). Total Synthesis of (+)-Cavicularin: The Pyrone Diels–Alder Reac-tion in Enantioselective Cyclophane Synthesis. Synlett, 26(14), 1923-1929. doi:10.1055/s-0034-1378713
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