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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 31, No. 9, 1990, pp.1585-1588
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-90-5486
Synthesis of (+)-trans-Whisky Lactone, (+)-trans-Cognac Lactone and (+)-Eldanolide

Takashi Ebata,* Katsuya Matsumoto, Hajime Yoshikoshi, Koshi Koseki, Hiroshi Kawakami, and Hajime Matsushita

*Life Science Research Laboratory, Japan Tobacco Inc., 6-2, Umegaoka, Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 227-8512, Japan


A new and usefur synthesis of (+)-trans-whisky lactone (3), (+)-trans-cognac lactone (4) and (+)-eldanolide (5) starting from levoglucosenone (1) is described.