Ladder-shaped tetracyclic and heptacyclic ethers containing a 6/7 cis-fused ring system have been synthesized. The synthesis features convergent coupling of monocyclic building blocks through esterification, ring-closing reaction using a low-valent titanium complex, and hydroxy dithioacetal cyclization. The double reaction strategy enabled expeditious synthesis of the heptacyclic ether in only thirteen steps from the building blocks.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry