Germacranolides, acid-catalyzed cyclization of, influence of conformation in
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Chemistry and Pharmacology
Acid-catalyzed cyclization of the natural germacranolide gallicin (8) yielded, among other products, the 1,4-epoxyeudes-manolide 9, which has a trans-fused decaline system. Under the same conditions the closely related germacranolide shonachalin A (8α-hydroxygallicin) (3) cyclized to the eudesmanolide 4 with a cis fused decaline system. The structures of these cyclization products were secured by means of chemical correlations and X-ray diffraction analyses.
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