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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 31, No. 3, 1990, pp.423-426
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-89-5300
A Method for Easy Preparation of Optically Pure (S)-5-Hydroxy-2-penten-4-olide and (S)-5-Hydroxypentan-4-olide

Koshi Koseki,* Takashi Ebata, Hiroshi Kawakami, Hajime Matsushita, Yoshitake Naoi, and Kazuo Itoh

*Life Science Research Laboratory, Japan Tobacco Inc., 6-2, Umegaoka, Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 227-8512, Japan


A new method for preparation of (S)-5-hydroxy-2-penten-4-olide 1 and (S)-5-hydroxypentan-4-olide 8 starting from levoglucosenone 2 is described.