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Paper | Special issue | Vol 37, No. 1, 1994, pp.515-521
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-93-S44
A Short Synthesis of Enantiomerically Pure (+)-Eldanolide and (-)-cis-Whisky Lactone by Samarium Diiodide Promoted Fragmentation of γ-Halo Esters

Toshio Honda,* Shin-ichi Yamane, Koichi Naito, and Yukio Suzuki

*Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, Hoshi University, 2-4-41 Ebara, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8501, Japan


A stereoselective synthesis of (+)-eldanolide and (-)-cis-whisky lactone in optically pure forms has been achieved by employing a regioselective fragmentation reaction of the γ-halo esters as a key step.