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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 34, No. 7, 1992, pp.1281-1284
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-92-6041
Synthesis of Extended 1,3-Polyols Using Four-Carbon Units: An Approach to the Construction of the Polyol Fragment of Roxaticin

Yuji Mori,* Motoya Asai, and Hiroshi Furukawa

*Faculty of Pharmacy, Meijo University, Tempaku, Nagoya 468, Japan


The Polyol fragment of roxaticin containing eight chiral centers has been prepared in a reiterative manner using coupling reactions of chiral dithianes with epoxides followed by stereoselective reduction.