In the past A. Srikrishna has collaborated on articles with Goverdhan Mehta. One of their most recent publications is A novel, versatile synthetic approach to linearly fused tricyclopentanoids via photo-thermal olefin metathesis. Which was published in journal Tetrahedron.

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A. Srikrishna's Articles: (13)

A novel, versatile synthetic approach to linearly fused tricyclopentanoids via photo-thermal olefin metathesis

AbstractFifteen examples of a new, speedy and general approach to linearly fused tricyclopentanoids bearing the tricyclo[,6]undecane (triquinane) frame of high contemporary interest is delineated. The key concept in our synthetic sequence to triquinanes is the novel photo-thermal olefin metathesis of cheap, abundantly available Diels-Alder adducts of 1,3 cyclopentadienes and p-benzoquinones. Thus photolysis of endo-tricyclo[,7] undeca-4,9-dien-3,6-diones (9a–9j, 13a,b) furnished pentacyclo [,6.03,10.05,9]undecan-8,11-diones (10a–10j, 14a,b), which on thermal fragmentation of the cyclobutane ring gave cis, syn, cis-tricyclo [,6]undeca-4,9-dien-3,11-diones (11a–11j, 15a,b in just three steps and in exceptionally good yields. A few interesting transformations of the readily available parent bis-enone 11a which indicates its wider uses in syntheses, are described. Finally, a smooth thermal isomerisation of cis, syn, cis-bis-enones to cis, anti, cis-bis-enones is reported, which further enhances the scope and versatility of our synthetic theme.

A radical cyclisation based strategy to cuparenoids; synthesis of (±)-α-cuparenone, (±)-epilaurene and laurenes

AbstractMercuric acetate catalysed one pot Claisen rearrangement of the cinnamyl alcohol 5, generated the pent-4-enal 9, which on homologation resulted the hex-5-enal 10. Radical cyclisation of the radical anion derived from 10, followed by oxidation provided the ketone mixture 4, a known precursor to the sesquiterpenes (+)-α-cuparenone (1), (+)-epilaurene (3) and laurene (2).

Radical cyclization strategies to terpenoids; syntheses of (±)-β-cuparenone, (±)-laurene and epilaurenes

AbstractRadical cyclization of the bromide 8, obtained in 5 steps from the ketone 9, furnished exclusively 14via 6-endo trig cyclization with out any observable amount of 5-exo trig product 1. 5-Exo dig radical cyclizatlon of the bromo acetate 23, prepared from 18via the aldehyde 21, followed by routine transformations furnished the cyclopentenone 26, an immediate precursor to β-cuparenone (2). Similarly, total synthesis of laurenes 4 and 5 was achieved via the 5-exo dig radical cyclization of the xanthate 28, obtained from the aldehyde 21.

Structure revision of HM-3, an aromatic sesquiterpene isolated from the phytopathogenic fungus Helicobasidium mompa. First total syntheses of HM-3 and HM-4

AbstractThe first total syntheses of HM-3 and HM-4, aromatic sesquiterpenes isolated from the phytopathogenic fungus Helicobasidium mompa, have been accomplished. The structure assigned to the sesquiterpene HM-3 was found to be incorrect by total synthesis. A Claisen rearrangement–RCM reaction based strategy was employed for the total synthesis of the aromatic sesquiterpene HM-4 (cuparene-1,2-diol), which on selective monoacetylation established the structure of HM-3, a cuparene derivative.

A stereoselective total synthesis of (−)-seychellene

AbstractA stereoselective total synthesis of the tricyclic sesquiterpene (−)-seychellene, starting from (R)-carvone via (R)-3-methylcarvone has been accomplished, employing a combination of intermolecular Michael addition–intramolecular Michael addition sequence, a stereoselective hydrogenation, and an intramolecular alkylation reaction.

Enantiospecific approach to the tricyclic core structure of tricycloillicinone, ialibinones, and takaneones via ring-closing metathesis reaction

AbstractEnantiospecific synthesis of the tricyclic core structure present in the biologically active natural products tricycloillicinone, ialibinones, and takaneones, starting from the readily available campholenaldehyde employing a transannular RCM reaction as the key step, has been accomplished.

Total synthesis of (±)-laurene and epilaurene by radical cyclisation reaction

AbstractTotal synthesis of (±)-laurene and epilaurene, via the radical cyclisation of the xanthate (11) derived from the acetylenic alcohol (10), is described.

Olefin metathesis in polycyclic frames 1. A new way to cis, syn, cis - tricyclopentanoids (acs-C11-triquinanes)

AbstractA novel olefin metathesis sequence permits ready access to functionalised cis, syn, cis-tricyclo [,6] undecane based bis-enones. These bis-enones have been shown to undergo cage cyclisation in sunlight with remarkable ease and efficiency.

An efficient construction of a C3-symmetric macrocycle by head to tail cyclotrimerization of an unsymmetrical diene via a sequence of highly regio- and stereoselective metathesis reactions☆

AbstractA sequence of highly regio- and stereoselective intermolecular metatheses followed by ring-closing metathesis of an 1-allyl-3-(3-butenyl)cyclohexanol led to a C3-symmetric head to tail cyclic trimer; a 24-membered macrocycle containing three inward directed hydroxyl groups creating a hydrophilic cavity.

A biogenetically patterned enantiospecific synthesis of allopupukeanones

AbstractThe first enantiospecific synthesis of allopupukeanones has been accomplished starting from 6-methylcarvone. A biogenetically patterned rearrangement of a pupukeanane to allopupukeanane was employed as the key step.

Pyridinium chlorochromate mediated oxidative cyclisation of sterically crowded γ,δ-unsaturated alcohols

AbstractPyridinium chlorochromate (PCC) mediated oxidative cyclisation of sterically crowded γ,δ-unsaturated alcohols (primary, secondary, allylic, benzylic as well as tertiary) is described.

Enantiospecific synthesis of (+)-pinguisenol, (+)-pinguisen-10-one and (−)-pinguisen-8,10-dione☆

AbstractThe first enantiospecific total synthesis of the sesquiterpene (+)-pinguisenol, the optical antipode of the natural product, and the analogues (−)-pinguisen-10-one and (+)-pinguisen-8,10-dione, starting from R-carvone are described.

Synthesis of chiral bicyclo[4.3.1]decanes via an intramolecular carbonyl ene-reaction

AbstractSynthesis of chiral bicyclo[4.3.1]decanes via an intramolecular acid catalysed type II ene reaction of chiral (5-isopropenylcyclohex-2-enyl)acetaldehydes derived from (R)-carvone is described.

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