Brominative Cyclizations of Geranyl Derivatives

Thomas R. Hoye, Mark J. Kurth

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Homogeranic acid (1) and methyl geranylacetoacetate (18) were cyclized with bromine in the presence of silver fluoroborate to the brominated bicyclic compounds 2 and 19, respectively. Proton initiated cyclization competed with the brominative cyclization and gave trans lactone 3 and enol ether 20, respectively. Acid-catalyzed cyclization of 1 to 3 and isomerization of 3 to the cis lactone 5 were investigated. Both 3 and 5 were converted to the natural product dihydroactinidiolide (14).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3693-3697
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number19
StatePublished - 1978


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