A Short and Efficient Annelation Sequence for the Synthesis of Bicyclic Intermediates in the Total Synthesis of Strigol and its Analogues

I. Kádas, G. Árvai, L. Töke

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A new annelation sequence was developed for the bicyclic diones 2, intermediates in the total synthesis of strigol (1) and its analogues. The first step of the sequence is the conjugate addition of nitro alcohols 4 to cyclopentenone 5, followed by an alkylative cyclization step and dehydrogenation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-893
Number of pages7
JournalMonatshefte fur Chemie
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996



  • Bicyclic diones
  • Michael addition
  • Nef reaction
  • Nitroalkane annelation
  • Strigol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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