A general synthetic strategy for constructing seven- and eight-membered cyclic ether derivatives is described. The important feature of this work is a highly stereoselective reduction of bicyclic ketals, i.e., cis-selective reduction with triethylsilane/TiCl4and trans-selective reduction with diisobutylaluminum hydride (DIBAL). The procedure completed a new and efficient synthesis of isolaurepinnacin and lauthisan skeletons in optically active forms.
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- Organic Chemistry