Rapid assembly of highly-functionalised difluorinated cyclooctenones via ring-closing metathesis

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  • WM Owton
  • S Pintat
  • CA Smith
  • Neil Spencer
  • Andrew Thomas
  • M Watson

Colleges, School and Institutes


Building block methodology from trifluoroethanol and ring-closing metathesis using a Furstner modification of Grubbs' conditions allows the rapid synthesis of novel difluorinated cyclooctenones.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-229
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002