Chiral 1-(1,3-dithian-2-yl) prop-2-en-1-ols: new scaffolds for enantiopure α-hydroxyaldehydes

Masaru Akehi, Mariko Kawamoto, Tadakatsu Mandai

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Abstract We have demonstrated that chiral 1-(1,3-dithian-2-yl)prop-2-en-1-ols as new scaffolds, obtained by enzyme-catalyzed kinetic resolution, undergo Suzuki-Miyaura cross-couplings and hydroformylation smoothly. Also, we have found that a 1,3-dithianyl group of the products can be removed without any erosion of the enantiopurity under mild conditions. A new access to a variety of enantiopure α-hydroxyaldehydes with ensured absolute configuration is described.

Original languageEnglish
Article number26757
Pages (from-to)6488-6498
Number of pages11
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - Aug 7 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • 1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition
  • Hydroformylation
  • Scaffold
  • Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling
  • α-Hydroxyaldehyde

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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