Two alternative approaches to the BC-ring system of taxanes, suitable for generating both enantiomeric forms of taxanes, starting from the readily and abundantly available monoterpene (R)-carvone employing a ring-closing metathesis reaction as key step, are described. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Srikrishna, A., Dethe, D. H., & Kumar, P. R. (2004). Enantiospecific construction of the BC-ring system of taxanes. Tetrahedron Letters, 45(14), 2939–2942. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2004.02.075