Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Transformation of the simple hydrocarbon cyclooctatetraene into a variety of polycyclic skeletons was achieved by sequential coordination to iron, reaction with electrophiles followed by allylated nucleophiles, decomplexation and olefin metathesis.
El-Mansy, Mohamed F.; Sar, Anobick; Chaudhury, Subhabrata; Wallock, Nathaniel J.; and Donaldson, William A., "Generation of Molecular Complexity from Cyclooctatetraene Using Dienyliron and Olefin Metathesis Methodology" (2012). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 225.