Cyclohexadiene diols have been used extensively in the diastereoselective preparation of various natural products. These highly versatile chiral synthons, easily obtained by whole cell oxidation of aromatic substrates by soil bacteria, allow a huge variety of possible functional group manipulations and interconversions. In this chapter, the inherent advantages of cis-cyclohexadiene diols for synthesis are outlined. Subsequently, different diastereoselective reactions and reaction sequences with cis-cyclohexadiene diols are discussed along with selected applications in the area of natural product synthesis.
|Title of host publication||Synthetic Methods I - Chiral Pool and Diastereoselective Methods|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2012|
- Cyclohexadiene diols
- Total synthesis
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