Enantiospecific syntheses of (+)- and (-)-altholactone (goniothalenol)

John G. Gillhouley, Tony K.M. Shing

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(+)-Altholactone (1) and its enantiomer (2) have been synthesised from D-gulonolactone and D-mannose, respectively, with stereocontrolled reduction (Et3SiH/BF3·Et2O) of the lactols (4) and (10) as a key step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)976-977
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jan 1

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  • Molecular Medicine


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