Structural Revision and Total Synthesis of Caraphenol B and C

2011-10-21T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Scott A. Snyder Zachary G. Brill
Chemical syntheses of two stereochemically unique resveratrol dimers, caraphenols B and C, have shown that their structures are misassigned. Thoughts on their potential chemical etiology led to an alternate structural proposal that has been confirmed through synthesis, one indicating that the substituents on their respective indane systems exist in a relative <i>trans,trans</i> orientation rather than the originally postulated all-<i>cis</i> arrangement.