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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 16, No. 3, 1981, pp.381-385
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1981-03-0381
Efficient Synthesis of (R)-(—)-γ-Benzyloxymethyl-γ-butyrolactone from (D)-(+)-Mannitol

Seiichi Takano,* Emiko Goto, Michiyasu Hirama, and Kunio Ogasawara

*Pharmaceutical Institute, Tohoku University, Aobayama, Sendai 980-8578, Japan


Efficient synthesis of (R)-(-)-γ-benzyloxymethyl-γ-butyrolactone (10) has been developed using (D)-(+)-mannitol (1) as starting material.