We report the development of a divergent synthetic process entailing four-step access to the elaborate fused skeletons reminiscent of aspidophytines and transtaganolides. A variety of branched precursors were synthesized on the basis of Ugi condensations and installation of diazoimide and subjected to rhodium-catalyzed tandem reactions. Switching of cyclization modes was demonstrated by the choice of the amine building blocks installed at site C.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry