Biochemical preparations of both the enantiomers of methyl 3-hydroxypentanoate and their conversion to the enantiomers of 4-hexanolide, the pheromone of trogoderma glabrum1 1 This paper forms part 6 of the series. Preparative Bioorganic Chemistry, Part 5, T. Sugai and K. Mori, Agric. Biol. Chem. 48,2501 (1984).

Kenji Mori, Hideto Mori, Takeshi Sugai

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Title full: Biochemical preparations of both the enantiomers of methyl 3-hydroxypentanoate and their conversion to the enantiomers of 4-hexanolide, the pheromone of trogoderma glabrum1 1 This paper forms part 6 of the series. Preparative Bioorganic Chemistry, Part 5, T. Sugai and K. Mori, Agric. Biol. Chem. 48,2501 (1984). The experimental part of this work was taken from the B.Sc. Thesis of H.M. (March, 1984). This work was presented as a part of K.M.'s lecture at the Second Japan-Korea Seminar on Organic Chemistry (Kyoto, May 30,1984). Both the enantiomers of methyl 3-hydroxypentanoate were prepared by microbial asymmetric reduction of 3-oxopentanoic esters. Conversion of methyl 3-hydroxypentanoate to 4-hexanolide, the pheromone of Trogoderma glabrum, was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919-925
Number of pages7
JournalTetrahedron
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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