The highly stereoselective construction of the C3 stereogenic center of the taxol C-ring is described. The trans isomer at the C3-C8 position of the taxol C-ring, which is required for the total synthesis, as well as its diastereomeric cis isomer were successfully synthesized with highly diastereoselective S N2′ reduction of the allylic phosphonium salts.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry