We have applied a diversity-oriented approach for the synthesis of skeletally diverse and stereochemically complex templates for small-molecule library production by performing Beckmann rearrangement and Beckmann fragmentation reactions on the bicyclo[3.2.1]octane rings of steviol and isosteviol, aglycones derived from the diterpene natural product stevioside. The optimization of these two reaction pathways is presented along with the successful application of a photo-Beckmann rearrangement. This work also led to the discovery of cyano-Prins-type and Thorpe-Ziegler-type cyclization reactions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Apr 5 2013|