Palladium(II)-catalyzed intramolecular 1,4-oxyacyloxylation of conjugated dienes. A stereocontrolled route to fused six-membered lactones and pyrans.J Org Chem. 2004 Apr 30; 69(9):3102-11.JO
Stereocontrolled palladium(II)-catalyzed intramolecular 1,4-oxidations of dienyl acids and alcohols proceed under mild conditions to give fused delta-lactones and pyrans, respectively, in good yields. The stereo- and regioselectivity was affected by the presence of LiCl and solvent composition (HOAc/acetone). The products obtained were used for further functionalizations using copper(I)-mediated reactions. Stoichiometric reactions of preformed dibutylcyanocuprates with pyrans containing an allylic acetate gave cis- and trans-fused ring systems with high gamma-selectivity and in high yields.