A simple method for the preparation of various 1-oxo-hydrindene-2-acetic and -propionic acids. Valuable precursors of strigol and its analogues

István Kádas, Géza Árvai, Lászlo Toke, Gábor Tóth, Áron Szöllosy, Mária Bihari

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An improved annulation sequence is presented, making use of the one-pot cyclization of 5-nitropentan-2-one and cyclopent-2-enone diesters to afford 7-methyl-4-nitro-1-oxohydrindene derivatives. Functional group elaborations of these intermediates lead to a series of the title compounds, which could be readily converted to the tricyclic moieties of strigol and its analogues of biological importance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2895-2906
Number of pages12
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 1994



  • 5-Nitropentan-2-one
  • Annulation
  • Cyclopent-2-enone derivatives
  • Michael reaction
  • Strigol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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