An entry to chiral cyclohexenes from carbohydrates: A short, efficient, and enantiospecific synthesis of (-)-shikimic acid from D-mannose

George W.J. Fleet, Tony K.M. Shing

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Abstract

A short, efficient, and enantiospecific synthesis of (3R,4S,5R)-shikimic acid from benzyl 2,3-O-isopropylidene-α-D-lyxofuranoside (readily available from D-mannose) is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-850
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Jan 1

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  • Molecular Medicine

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