Chemistry of the Podocarpaceae. XX. Epoxides of ring-A-unsaturated 12-Methoxypodocarpa-8,11,13-trienes
RC Canbie and WA Denny
Australian Journal of Chemistry
22(8) 1699 - 1709
Selective epoxidation of the methoxy alkene mixture (IX) from oxidative decarboxylation of 12-methoxypodocarpa-8,11,13-trien-19-oic acid (I) provides a method of obtaining a high yield of the exocyclic alkene (VII) from the mixture. Isolation of the 3α,4α-epoxide (X) during the epoxidation allows the formation of C 3 oxygenated derivatives of 12- methoxypodocarpa-8,11,13-trien-19-oic acid. Methods for opening the epoxide ring of (X) and of the 4α,5α- and 4α,19-epoxides, (XI) and (XII), have been examined, and the structures of the products from rearrangement of each epoxide with boron trifluoride have been assigned.
Full text doi:10.1071/CH9691699
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