Synthesis of (5)-2-hydroxy-/?-ionone, employing (5)-3-hydroxy-2,2-dimethylcyclohexanone as the chiral starting material

Makoto Yanai, Takeshi Sugai, Kenji Mori

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(S)-2-Hydroxy-/?-ionone of 96% e.e. was synthesized from (S)-3-hydroxy-2,2-dimethyl- cyclohexanone, which was easily obtained by the baker’s yeast reduction of 2,2-dimethylcyclo- hexane-l,3-dione.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2373-2377
Number of pages5
JournalAgricultural and biological chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Aug
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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