Synthetic study on an antitumor antibiotic rhizoxin by using an enzymatic process on prochiral B-substituted glutarates

Susumu Kobayashi, Masahisa Nakada, Masaji Ohno

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Enantio- and stereoselective synthesis of the right-half segment (1, C1-C9) of macrolide antibiotic rhizoxin was achieved by enzymatic approach. Characteristic features of the present synthesis are (1) enantioselective hydrolysis of prochiral p-substituted glutarates with pig liver esterase, and (2) stereoselective cyclichydroboration of the 1,5-diene 8.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1121-1124
Number of pages4
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


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