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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 6, No. 4, 1977, pp.395-397
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1977-04-0395
Nitrous Acid Deamination of (R)-β-Aminoadipic Acid

Toshio Wakabayashi* and Yoshinori Kato

*Bio-Medical Research, Teijin Institute, Asahigaoka 4-3-2, Hino, Tokyo 191, Japan


Intramolecular participation by carboxyl group in diazotization processes has received much attention. The deamination of (R)-β-aminoadipic acid in aqueous nitrous acid affords (S)-carboxymethylbutanolide (2) with 69% net inversion.