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Thrash, Thomas P., Welton, Thomas D., Behar, Victor 41 (1) 29-31
Abstract: Synthesis of a fully functionalized isocoumarin moiety 2 of DNA helicase inhibitor heliquinomycin (1) is reported. The key step is a modified condensation reaction of diethyl bromomalonate with readily accessible phthalaldehydic acid derivative 3. Introduction of an allyl side chain is accomplished by Claisen rearrangement of allyl phenyl ether 8.