Preparation of enantiomerically enriched compounds using enzymes; VII.1 A synthesis of Japanese beetle pheromone utilizing lipase-catalyzed enantioselective lactonization

Takeshi Sugai, Shoko Ohsawa, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiromichi Ohta

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Abstract

The Japanese beetle pheromone, (R,Z)-(-)-5-(l-decenyl)-2-oxo-tetrahydrofuran, was synthesized by means of the enzymatic enantioselective lactonization of the racemic key-intermediate methyl (RS)-4-hydroxy-5-tetradecynoate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1112-1114
Number of pages3
JournalSynthesis (Germany)
Volume1990
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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