Carbohydrate-Based Strategy for the Synthesis of Zaragozic Acid via a Novel Lewis Acid-Mediated Reaction of an .alpha.-Acetoxy SulfideThe Journal of Organic Chemistry
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AbstractZaragozic acid A (1) is a natural product isolated from Sporormiella intermedia and Leptodonitium elatius.' It is an important synthetic objective because it is a competitive inhibitor of squalene synthasea2 Its inhibition at the picomolar level makes it a promising candidate in the search for drugs that regulate cholesterol levels. A few synthetic approaches to the 2,8-dioxabicyclo- [3.2.lloctane skeleton have been ~ommunicated.~ As part of our continuing interest in bridged compounds,4 we sought an efficient route to a suitably functionalized bicyclic intermediate and report herein the direct synthesis of diol 2.
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Citation InformationGeorge A. Kraus and Hiroshi Maeda. "Carbohydrate-Based Strategy for the Synthesis of Zaragozic Acid via a Novel Lewis Acid-Mediated Reaction of an .alpha.-Acetoxy Sulfide" The Journal of Organic Chemistry Vol. 60 Iss. 1 (1995) p. 2 - 3
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