Title

Reaction of Alkynes with Tetracarbonyl[Methoxy(2,4-Dimethoxyphenyl)Carbene]chromium: A Formal Synthesis of 7-Methoxyeleutherin

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Source Publication

Synthetic Communications

Abstract

The reaction of alkynes with tetracarbonyl[methoxy(2,4-dimethoxyphenyl)carbene]-chromium, followed by oxidation, gives naphthoquinones as well as other cyclized products. This has been utilized in the preparation of (3) an intermediate in the synthesis of 7-methoxyeleutherin.

Comments

Synthetic Communications, Vol. 30, Issue 20 (2000), pp 3775-3784. DOI: 10.1080/00397910008087006