Title

The development of endoselective epoxide-opening cascades in water

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

This tutorial review traces the development of endo-regioselective epoxide-opening reactions in water. Templated, water-promoted epoxide-opening cyclization reactions can offer rapid access to subunits of the ladder polyethers, a fascinating and complex family of natural products. This review may be of interest to those curious about the ladder polyethers and their hypothesized biogenesis, about organic reactions in water, and about the development and application of cascade reactions in organic synthesis.

Comments

Copyright 2009 Royal Society of Chemistry

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Publication Title

Chemical Society Reviews

Published Citation

Morten, C. J.; Byers, J. A.; Van Dyke, A. R.; Vilotijevic, I.; Jamison, T. F. "The development of endoselective epoxide-opening cascades in water". Chemical Society Reviews 39 (2009) pp. 3175–3192. DOI: 10.1039/B816697H

DOI

10.1039/B816697H