Synthesis of cis- and trans-Davanoids: Artemone, Hydroxydavanone, Isodavanone, and Nordavanone

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HMC Undergraduate

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Chemistry (HMC)

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A concise and versatile synthesis of both cis and trans dia­stereomers of the natural products artemone, hydroxydavanone, isodavanone, and nordavanone has been accomplished. The preparation of trans-davanone is also described. Each synthesis is six to eight steps from geranyl acetate, with differentiation between cis and trans products occurring through a diastereoselective cyclization prior to derivatization. Many of these compounds are minor components of davana oil and have now been synthesized for the first time.

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