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Communication | Special issue | Vol 30, No. 2, 1990, pp.783-787
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-89-S104
Synthwsis of (+)-Galactostatin

Sakae Aoyagi, Satoshi Fujimaki, Naoki Yamazaki, and Chihiro Kibayashi*

*School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, 1432-1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0392, Japan


The chiral synthesis of (+)-galactostatin (3), a new β-galactosidase inhibitor, has been achieved, in which the key step involved a diastereoselective epoxidation of the allylic alcohol (4) derived from L-tartaric acid.