A short stereoselective synthesis of (-)-serricornin

Isao Shimizu, Kaoruko Hayashi, Masato Oshima

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Palladium-catalyzed reduction of (+)-(E)-(6S, 7S)-4,6-dimethyl-6,7-epoxy-4-nonen-3-one with formic acid gave (-)-(E)-(6S, 7S)-4,6-dimethyl-7-hydroxy-4-nonen-3-one, which was hydrogenated to give (-)-serricornin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4757-4758
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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