Asymmetric synthesis of four isomers of 2-C-trifluoromethylerythritol

Hua Wang, Xiaoming Zhao, Youhua Li, Long Lu

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Optically active 2-C-trifluoromethylerythritols, analogues of 2-C-methylerythritol, which is a key intermediate in the biosynthesis of isoprenoid with a mevalonate-independent route, were conveniently synthesized from 1,1,1-trifluoro-2,3-epoxypropane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3278-3281
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 14 2006

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  • Organic Chemistry


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