The enantioselective total synthesis of rumphellaone A has been accomplished in 12 steps via a diastereoselective gold(I)-catalyzed [2 + 2] macrocyclization of a 1,10-enyne as the key step to build the cyclobutene moiety. This concise approach has also led to the total synthesis of husinone.
Synthesis of Rumphellaone A and Hushinone by a Gold-Catalyzed [2+2] Cycloaddition
GO TO OPEN ACCESS Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 1614-1617.