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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 36, No. 1, 1993, pp.149-155
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-92-6206
Synthesis of a Useful Chiral Building Block, (S)-5-Acetoxy-2-penten-4-olide from D-Glucose

Ichiro Honda, Makoto Shibagaki,* Koshi Koseki, Hideyuki Kuno, Kyoko Takahashi, and Hajime Matsushita

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


A new method for preparation of (S)-5-acetoxy-2-penten-4-olide starting from D-glucose with 5 steps is described