Full details of studies directed toward the total synthesis of both enantiomers of rodgersinol are described. The key parts of our synthetic route to rodgersinol included the Cu(II)-mediated coupling of an arylboronic acid with an ortho-alkyl substituted phenol and regio- and stereoselective construction of the hydroxypropyl substituent, which avoided tedious protection/deprotection sequence. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Jung, J. W., Jang, J., Seo, S. Y., Jung, J. K., & Suh, Y. G. (2010). Total synthesis of rodgersinol: A survey of the Cu(II)-mediated coupling of ortho-substituted phenols. Tetrahedron, 66(34), 6826–6831. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2010.06.048