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The Use of the Stille Cross-Coupling Reaction in the Prenylation of Naphthoquinones
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1  Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium

Abstract: Prenylation reactions are important reactions in natural product chemistry. The Stille reaction was evaluated for the prenylation of naphthoquinones and applied to the synthesis of the natural product 2,3-bis-(3-methylbut-2-enyl)-1,4-naphthoquinone.
Keywords: naphthoquinones; prenylation; Stille reaction; Tabebuia guayacan