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Total synthesis of Balanitol:
Reference: Zhang, Z.; Li, W.-D. X.; Li, Y. Org. Lett. 2001, 3, 2555. DOI
Keywords: O-C(O)H → O-H • Wittig-methyl • Ketone enolate+Me-I • Ketone enolate+Alkyl-X • Alkyl-X+Enolate • Hydrogenation alkene • Cationic cyclization • Mechanism •
Reagents: LiN(SiMe3)2 • LiNiPr2 • MeI • Hydroxide, sodium • H2, Pd • PPh3=CH2 • Formic acid •

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