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Paper | Special issue | Vol 70, No. 1, 2006, pp.271-278
Published online, 12th September, 2006
DOI: 10.3987/COM-06-S(W)18
Dediastereomerization of Dibenzylbutanolides by Plant Cell Culture

Masumi Takemoto,* Yuki Matsuoka, Kiyoshi Tanaka, and James Peter Kutney

*Schol of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, 52-1 Yada, Shizuoka 422-8526, Japan


When a mixture of two diastereomers (4R*-3) and (4S*-3) was subjected to plant cell cultures, hydrolysis of acetate and dediastereomerization took place to give a single diastereomer (4R*-1) with 100% diastereomeric excess and 0% enantiomeric excess.