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Review | Regular issue | Vol 45, No. 2, 1997, pp.367-383
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/REV-96-487
Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Antitumor Styryl Lactones and Related Natural Products

Zhi-Cai Yang and Wei-Shan Zhou *

*Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, 354 Finglin Lu, Shanghai 200032, China


Total synthesis of antitumor styryl lactones based on Sharpless asymmetric dihydroxylation and asymmetric epoxidation starting from methyl cinnamate and cinnamyl alcohol, respectively, was described. Synthesis of the natural asperlin and its related compound by peculiar kinetic resolution was also described.