Synthesis and Chemistry of b-Lactones
We have developed a versatile method for the synthesis of substituted b-lactones and employed it in strategies for the stereocontrolled synthesis of substituted alkenes, alkylidenecyclopropanes, and substituted allenes.
"A Practical and Efficient Method for the Synthesis of b-Lactones", R. L. Danheiser and J. S. Nowick, J. Org. Chem. 1991, 56, 1176.
"Synthesis of Allenes via Thermal Cycloreversion of a-Alkylidene-b-Lactones", R. L. Danheiser, Y. -M. Choi, M. Menichincheri, and E. J. Stoner, J. Org. Chem. 1993, 58, 322.
"Synthesis of b-Lactones and Alkenes via Thiol Esters", R. L. Danheiser, J. S. Nowick, J. H. Lee, and R. F. Miller and A. H. Huboux, Organic Syntheses 1996, 73, 61.
"Synthesis of Alkylidenecyclopropanes via Thermal Cycloreversion of a-Spiro-cyclopropyl-b-Lactones", R. L. Danheiser, T. W. Lee, M. Menichincheri, S. Brunelli, and M. Nishiuchi, Synlett 1997, 469.
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