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Review | Regular issue | Vol 87, No. 11, 2013, pp.2199-2224
Published online, 30th September, 2013
DOI: 10.3987/REV-13-779
Total Synthesis of Decahydrobenzo[d]xanthene Sesquiterpenoids Aureol, Strongylin A, and Stachyflin: Development of a New Strategy for the Construction of a Common Tetracyclic Core Structure

Tadashi Katoh*

*Department of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Tohoku Pharmaceutical University, 4-4-1 Komatsushima, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-8558, Japan


In this article, the total synthesis of rearranged sesquiterpenoid hydroquinones—aureol, strongylin A, and stachyflin—is reviewed with a particular focus on their methodology and strategy.