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[28 Jan 2008 | 10 Comments | 6,886 views]

Hoppe, Becker, Bergander and Fröhlich, ACIEE, 2007, EarlyView. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200704678.
We (that is Tot. Syn. at least) met Vigulariol just over a year ago, with a nice racemic synthesis by Steve Clark, covered on these very pixels. However, a recent asymmetric synthesis by Dieter Hoppe was brought to my attention (by one of the authors, no less – any questions, just get in line…), featuring one hell of a domino reaction!
I didn’t discuss the properties of the natural product in the previous post, so …

Still In The RBF »

[21 Jan 2008 | 15 Comments | 11,185 views]

Nakada and Watanabe, JACS, 2008, EarlyView. DOI: 10.1021/ja7102795.
And it lives!!! Yep, I finally managed to write another post for this blog, and haven’t forsaken the interweb. I don’t have time to go through all the exciting chemistry that has been published in the last ten weeks (thanks for counting the weeks, days minutes and seconds, Andrew…), so I’ll stick to describing new publications and selected highlights. However, I’ll ask you lovely readers to suggest what you feel most merits blogging from those past 10 …