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J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 3935-3941
An efficient stereoselective total synthesis of (+)-boronolide from valeraldehyde is described. The key steps include a Sharpless asymmetric hydroxylation, a chelation-controlled vinyl Grignard reaction followed by a Sharpless asymmetric epoxidation, hydrolytic kinetic resolution, and a ring-closing metathesis.