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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 24, No. 3, 1986, pp.633-636
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1986-03-0633
■ Preparation of O-Protected (2S,3S)-1,2-Epoxy-3-butanols. Enantioselective Syntheses of (—)-Rhodinose and (+)-Epimuscarine Iodide

Susumi Hatakeyama, Kuniya Sakurai, and Seiichi Takano*

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


Reductive cleavage of (S,S)-1,2-3,4-diepoxybutane with lithium triethylborohydride, followed by protection gave O-protected (2S,3S)-1,2-epoxy-3-butanols, which were employed in chiral syntheses of (-)-rhodinose and (+)-epimuscarine iodide.