The synthesis of naturally occurring 4-alkyl- and 4-alkenyl-γ-lactones using the asymmetric reducing agent B-3-pinanyl-9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane

M. Mark Midland, Alfonso Tramontano

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Abstract

4-Hydroxy-2-alkynoates of high enantiomeric purity, available from the reduction of the corresponding ketones with B-3-pinanyl-9-BBN, are converted to 4-substituted-γ-lactones found in beetle and deer pheromones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3549-3552
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume21
Issue number37
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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