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Short Paper | Special issue | Vol 88, No. 2, 2014, pp.1527-1538
Published online, 21st August, 2013
DOI: 10.3987/COM-13-S(S)71
Synthetic Studies on Furanosteroids. Functionalization of Ring A of the Viridin Core Skeleton

Kristen C. Mascall and Peter A. Jacobi*

*6128 Burke Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, U.S.A.


The late-stage installation of an important carbonyl group on ring A of the viridin core skeleton is reported, via a two-step process consisting of benzylic bromination and Kornblum oxidation. The synthetic route described also provides access to several other interesting furanosteroid congeners.