Usage and development of optically active cyclic 1,2-diols

Hiroshi Suemune, Mariko Aso

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Optically active diols are one of the useful groups of compounds for asymmetric reaction as a chiral auxiliary or ligand. Among them, cyclic 1,2-diols are characteristic of the restricted conformation. In this review, we wish to report the use of these compounds for the development of asymmetric reactions such as ring transformations based on intramolecular and intermolecular aldol reactions, and carba-spirocyclization, in which cyclic 1,2-diols are added as a chiral source in combination with a Lewis acid. In addition, the synthesis of optically active cyclic diene comp pounds starting from cyclic 1,2-diols is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)807-814
Number of pages8
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


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