Title

A Divergent Approach to the Diastereoselective Synthesis of Several Ant-Associated Iridoids

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2010

Abstract

The ant-associated iridoids nepetalactol, actinidine, dolichodial, isoiridomyrmecin, and dihydronepetalactone were prepared from citronellal using a divergent approach. Key features include a three-step synthesis of the individual antipodes of actinidine by a novel tandem cycloaddition/pyridine formation and a facile diastereoselective synthesis of both enantiomers of dolichodial.

Journal

J.E. Organic Letters

Volume

12

Issue

7

First Page

1408

Last Page

1411