LiOOt-Bu as a terminal oxidant in a titanium alkoxide-mediated [2+2+2] reaction cascade

Wan Shin Kim, Claudio Aquino, Haruki Mizoguchi, Glenn C. Micalizio

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Abstract LiOOt-Bu is an effective oxidant for converting the penultimate organometallic intermediate generated in a titanium alkoxide-mediated [2+2+2] reaction cascade to an allylic alcohol. Oxidation of the presumed allylic titanium species is highly regioselective, providing direct access to substituted hydrindanes containing a primary allylic alcohol. In addition to demonstrating the feasibility of this oxidation process, we document the ability to convert the primary allylic alcohol products to angularly substituted cis-fused hydrindanes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number45698
Pages (from-to)3557-3559
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - May 25 2015



  • Cascade reaction
  • Hydrindanes
  • Metallacycle-mediated cross-coupling
  • Oxidation
  • [2+2+2]

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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