Di-O-methylriccardin A (3), riccardin A (1), and riccardin B (4) were synthesized by convergent schemes. Rings A and D of both riccardin A and B, as well as rings B and c of riccardin B were joined by the Ullmann ether synthesis. The aryl-aryl bond in riccardin A was established by Ni(0)-assisted intramolecular coupling of a di-iodoester (17). Rings A and B were linked in all syntheses by the Wittig reaction, whereas ring closure was effected by a tetraphenylethene catalyzed Wurtz reaction. Demethylation of (3) gave riccardin C (2).
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1990|
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