Expeditious Synthesis of Enantiomerically Pure trans -4,5-Dihydroxy-2-cyclopenten-1-one

Koji Toyama, Satoru Iguchi, Tohru Oishi, Masahiro Hirama

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A short-step synthesis of (-)-(4R,5S)- and (+)-(4S,5R)-trans-4,5-dihydroxy-2-cyclopenten-1-one derivatives (14) has been achieved via the enzymatic asymmetric transformations of meso-3,4,5-trans,trans-trihydroxycyclopentene derivatives 12 and 15, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1243-1244
Number of pages2
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry

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