The stereochemistry of the epoxypropyl side-chain of asperlin

Tony K.M. Shing, M. Aloui

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The absolute configuration of the oxirane moiety in asperlin is shown to be (6S,7R) by an unambiguous synthesis of its (6R,7S)-diastereoisomer from D-glucose involving a tandem epoxide formation and intramolecular Wadsworth-Emmons-Horner olefination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1525-1526
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Molecular Medicine


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