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Putative biosynthetic cycloadditions en route to the diterpenoid (+)-chatancin

Putative biosynthetic cycloadditions en route to the diterpenoid (+)-chatancin
Density functional theory calculations were carried out in order to determine the viability of putative mechanistic pathways for formation of the diterpenoid (+)-chatancin. It was found that a cycloaddition involving a pyrylium ion would have a lower energetic barrier than previously proposed cycloadditions involving a 2H-pyran or furan. All three reactions are predicted to be concerted.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0040402016311863

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