The Enantiomers of Trinorbornane and Derivatives Thereof

L. Delarue Bizzini, T. Bürgi, M. Mayor
Herein, we report the synthesis of the enantiomers of trinorbornane, a tetracyclic saturated hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C11H16. The preparation of these rigid carbon scaffolds was enabled by the successful chiral separation of its tricyclic precursor, thus allowing the enantiomers to be synthesized through a reductive radical cyclization reaction. Assignment of the absolute conformation of the enantiomers was achieved through VCD experiments. Further, we report an alternative
more » ... ion procedure providing access to hydroxyl and phenyl sulfone functionalized trinorbornanes.
doi:10.5445/ir/1000118685 fatcat:u6yskwrflzb3je43acfif5sar4