Facile synthesis of (-)-6-acetoxy-5-hexadecanolide by organocatalytic -oxygenation-allylation-RCM strategy

Youngju Park, Jinsung Tae

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An asymmetric total synthesis of (-)-6-acetoxy-5-hexadecanolide has been accomplished by employing a seven-step sequence. Asymmetric α- benzoyloxylation of dodecanal followed by indium-mediated one-pot allylation produces the anti-1,2-diol. The six-membered lactone ring is constructed by RCM reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberF11910SS
Pages (from-to)3627-3630
Number of pages4
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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