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Report | Regular issue | Vol 23, No. 9, 1985, pp.2347-2350
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1985-09-2347
A Simple and Practical Procedure for the Conversion of (S)-4-Hydroxymethyl-4-butanolide into Its (R)-Enantiomer

Masahide Tanaka, Kiyoshi Tomioka, and Kenji Koga*

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan


A practical procedure for the conversion of (S)-4-hydroxymethyl-4-butanolide into its (R)-enantiomer is described.