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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 9, Number 6
June 20, 1988 

A Total Synthesis of Nuciferal and Nuciferol
Woo Young Lee*, Youn Young Lee, Kwangsu Lim, Yang Mo Goo, Oee Sook Park
Racemic nuciferal(1) and nuciferol(2), the terpenic natural perfumeries, have been synthesized by a simple procedure. The benzylic halide 6; 1-(1-chloroethyl)-4-methylbenzene, was prepared by converting p-tolualdehyde(4) into 1-(p-tolyl)-1-ethanol(5), followed by convertion of 5 into corresponding chloride. The Grignard reagent of 6 was reacted with the bromoacetal 7, 2-(2-bromoethyl)-1,3-dioxolane, to give a crosscoupling product 8, which was hydrolysed to 4-(p-tolyl)-pentanal (9). The Wittig reaction of isopropylide 10 with 9 yielded arcurcumen(11). The stereospecific allylic oxidation of the gem-dimethyl olefin 11 with selenium dioxide afforded a trans-aldehyde, (±)-1, which was reduced to corresponding alcohol, (±)-2.
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