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Communication | Special issue | Vol 33, No. 2, 1992, pp.489-492
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-91-S53
Synthesis of Chiral Lactones and Triols from α-Acetyl-γ-butyrolactones by Use of Bakes's YEast

Mitsuhiro Takeshita,* Hiroko Yanagihara, and Sachiko Yoshida

*Tohoku Pharmaceutical University, 4-4-1 Komatsushima, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-8558, Japan


Chiral hydroxyethyllactones prepared from α-acetyl-γ-butyrolactones by fermenting with baker’s yeast are reduced to give chiral triols.