Expedient syntheses of the rotenoid and thiorotenoid systems

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A simple four-step synthesis of a 6,6-disubstituted 6a,12a-dihydro-6H,12H- [1]benzopyrano[3,4,-b]-[1]benzopyran-12-one 6 from a chroman-4-one 3 is described. Application of the synthetic strategy to a thiochroman-4-one leads to the 5-thiorotenoid system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-657
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes


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