An expeditious enantioselective synthesis of methyl trans-chrysanthemate

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Abstract

Methyl trans-chrysanthemate has been prepared in few steps from isopropylidenediphenylsulfurane and methyl (E)-3-(3,3-dimethyloxiran-2-yl)prop-2-enoate. The latter was obtained from methyl 4-oxobutenoate or 3-methylbut-2-en-1-ol. The Sharpless catalytic epoxidation reaction allows an asymmetric version of this transformation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2019-2022
Number of pages4
JournalSynthesis
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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