Monday, July 23, 2007


We hardly finished talking about oxepans and Ferrier rearrangements when I spotted a paper on the synthesis of septanosides by a very similar route. This time the nucleophile is sodium methoxide and the rearrangement proceeds in an impressive yield to give a single anomer!

Interesting work by Ganesh and Jayaraman at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. D!

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