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Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 774–775 | Cite as

Oxidation of Terpenoids with a Cyclohexanone Fragment by Performic Acid

  • V. A. Vydrina
  • Yu. A. Galkina
  • R. R. Muslukhov
  • A. A. Kravchenko
  • G. Yu. Ishmuratov
Article

Performic acid is a reactive, inexpensive, and available reagent for Baeyer–Villager oxidation of ketones that is used infrequently in the chemistry of cyclic terpene ketones, e.g., only for the oxidation of isocaranone [1] and allobetulone [2].

The goal of the present work was to expand the scope of this reagent for the oxidation of terpenoids with a cyclohexanone fragment. We found that Baeyer–Villager oxidation of 28-oxoallobetulin-3-one ( 1), carvomenthone ( 2), and menthone ( 3) by performic acid occurred regio- and stereospecifically to give lactones 57, respectively. Oxidation of isomenthone ( 4) by H2O2–HCOOH caused racemization of the asymmetric center with the isopropyl substituent (probably due to keto–enol tautomerism under acidic conditions) to give a mixture of diastereomeric lactones 7 and 8 (1:1), in contrast with diastereospecific m-chloroperbenzoic acid [ 3].

Keywords

HCOOH Betulin Menthone Anisaldehyde Performic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Vydrina
    • 1
  • Yu. A. Galkina
    • 1
  • R. R. Muslukhov
    • 1
  • A. A. Kravchenko
    • 1
  • G. Yu. Ishmuratov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Organic Chemistry, Ufa Scientific CenterRussin Academy of SciencesUfaRussia

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