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Communication | Special issue | Vol 50, No. 1, 1999, pp.11-15
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-98-S(H)4
An Enantiocontrolled Total Synthesis of (-)-Xanthorrhizol

Kenji Sato, Toshikazu Bando, Mitsuru Shindo, and Kozo Shishido*

*Institute for Medicinal Resources, University of Tokushima, Sho-machi, Tokushima 770-8505, Japan


An efficient and enantiocontrolled total synthesis of natural (-)-xanthorrhizol (3) has been accomplished by employing the lipase-mediated asymmetric acetylation of the σ symmetrical prochiral 2-ary-1,3-propanediol (7) leading to the formation of the opically enriched monoacetate (6) as the key step.