Cyclobutanes and cyclobutenes through [2+2] photocycloadditions to α,β-unsaturated γ-lactones

Ramon Alibés, Josep Font

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Cyclobutane and cyclobutene compounds are useful intermediates in organic synthesis. This review deals with the preparation of the bicyclo[3.2.0]heptan-2- one scaffold by the photochemical reaction of chiral 5-O-hydroxymethyl-2(5H)- furanone derivatives to alkenes, common and key step in the synthesis of (+)-grandisol, (+)-lineatin and cyclobutane nucleoside analogues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-197
Issue number528
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007


  • Cyclobutanes
  • Cyclobutenes
  • Diastereoselection
  • Nucleosides
  • Pheromones
  • Photochemical cycloaddition


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